I leave for Italy and the Aegean Center Italian session in a little over month-and-a-half. To be honest I am not sure, beyond the art history context, what I will be doing. I am nervous about the fall and what it will bring to me. Obviously ‘change’ will be a constant. With all the drama of last spring behind me I hope to make a fresh start with the Aegean Center and build some new bridges in the local community as well as the school dynamic. What my role will be as a third semester intern is unknown, but I have written of this already. I have only the ability to let the Universe decide these things for me and act accordingly. I have been emailing the people I know and so far no response. Perhaps this is my own impatience since I tend to write back to those who email me all but immediately. Other people have their lives to live and I cannot expect them to jump onto their keyboards and drop me a line. The urge to begin ‘test packing’ is filling me and I have new gear to bring, namely a new laptop which is something I have never traveled with before. I’ll see how it packs in my carry-on bag today, perhaps, and test the weight.
I am in negotiations with the owner of a great space for a small solo show. I hope to hang the event for an August opening running through Labor day, but I may have to skip that weekend as it would make it difficult for the owner to sign a lease with anyone else beginning on the first of the month. I will be flexible with this and take what I can get. I will also have to pay rent, which is a cost I had not anticipated, but in the long run do-able and necessary if I want this show in such a short amount of time. I will have have 12 figure studies and twelve ‘rural views’, all medium format and all sized in an intimate manner that draws the viewer into the image. We shall see, we shall see…I am ‘acting as if’, however, and prepping my work for the show. This means matting, framing and having it gallery ready. I will not push away any other opportunities for other viewings. Once again, the Universe is in charge. I can only do the footwork and accept the results. Some of the new images can be seen on my photo site, so I won’t post them here.
More to come…JDCM