Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Unveiling a New Portrait

One of the perks of being a photo instructor at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) is being able to exhibit my work in the biennial KIA Faculty Review. 

"Lois & Tree Frog" - Digital Photographic Collage

I'll be showing two portraits in the upcoming exhibit. One is "Lois & Tree Frog" from my series MYANIMALANDI (which I premiered at the Arts Council last Spring), and a brand new artwork from a new series entitled BLOOM. Very similar to the people/animal collages of MYANIMALANDI, this new work collages women and flowers. Thus comes the bloom.
This exhibit marks the first public viewing of this new work. Please join me either this Friday, September 27th, for the KIA Members Opening Reception from 7-9pm, or the following Friday, October 4th, for the KIA Art Hop from 5-8pm, which is free and open to the public.
Below is a detail from the new work, "Miranda In Bloom". The only place to see the entire artwork at this time is down at the KIA. So, come on down!

DETAIL "Miranda in Bloom" - Digital Photographic Collage

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Urban Sandpiper Puddle

The City of Kalamazoo's leaf composting station on the eastside has always had a draining problem. 

But the resulting puddle ends up sprouting life and is no problem for visiting solitary sandpipers, who prey on giant waterbugs, tadpoles, grasshoppers and basically anything else that moves.

Where there is water - there is life, and where there is life - there I am taking pictures. And it doesn't get any more urban looking than these concrete canyons. 

The urban animal.