Small Thoughts On Words

I don’t use words enough. Words themselves has a ton of power and I learn this every day with the help of my English loving wife. As a visual orientated thinker, I tend to make my photos, my posts, and my life too pretty and make sure everything is just right before it goes out. While this can be great and has its place with final work- a journal is not the place to limit yourself.

I also don’t want to be part of the stream of trash and waste that clamors for the attention of others in our excessively visual entertainment saturated culture.

Prepare to see a lot more words - especially related to this summer’a work. Read it - or not if that cat GIF it just too cool - and mull over it. Ask questions about it and rant about the stupidity of this to your friends.

Upcoming work I am excited about

I read it in artforum… Oooo…
jenny saville - oxyrhynchus
mark bradford - my head became a rock
toby ziegler

a gallon of home brew iced coffee makes a happy home  /  7.2.14

a gallon of home brew iced coffee makes a happy home  /  7.2.14

storms on my way home  /  6.26.14

storms on my way home / 6.26.14

Saltcoats/Irvine, Scotland

Fact:

The meter is the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second.

My grandmother is in Rome for three weeks - I never wished to go there until I got this picture from her. Why don’t  most American neighborhoods and cities have more life like this?

My grandmother is in Rome for three weeks - I never wished to go there until I got this picture from her. Why don’t most American neighborhoods and cities have more life like this?

tourist time in mammoth caves / 5.16.14

Why, right now, do you do what you do?
The real question behind your schedule - your life - is this: do you have enough guts, motivation, and stamina to hunt down your thing? This is not some ‘off in the not too distant future’ thing about the kind of person you want to eventually be or the kind of life/job you want to live/have – someday.
"I have time to ___ first."

"When I get done with this ___, I will get back to ___."
These are silly, elementary postulations motivated by a lack of determined and decisive owning of one’s actions. Find what it is and take as many steps forward as possible every day. Choose to do it.
link
another, less official, link

Why, right now, do you do what you do?

The real question behind your schedule - your life - is this: do you have enough guts, motivation, and stamina to hunt down your thing? This is not some ‘off in the not too distant future’ thing about the kind of person you want to eventually be or the kind of life/job you want to live/have – someday.

"I have time to ___ first."

"When I get done with this ___, I will get back to ___."

These are silly, elementary postulations motivated by a lack of determined and decisive owning of one’s actions. Find what it is and take as many steps forward as possible every day. Choose to do it.

link

another, less official, link

MFA at SMFA next  /  5.10.14

MFA at SMFA next  /  5.10.14

made my first loaf of bread  /  5.18.14

made my first loaf of bread  /  5.18.14