December 14, 2021

News – Upcoming Group Show

My collaborative self-portrait with my eldest kitten, Sasha, was accepted by AHA Fine Art for the upcoming group show , “Cat Daddy”. Co-curated by Jody MacDonald.
Open Reception is this Friday, December 17, 6-9pm. At 56 Bogart St., Brooklyn.
On view Dec. 17-Jan. 16

Journal

I feel frustrated with working 6-7 days a week at the moment.

I’m trying to take photos everyday again.

Making art gives me that distance away from thinking about my self-confidence, worrying about if I’m good enough.

It feels like being suspended in the place I go to when I sleep. I make something that seems familiar, or something what I want to see.

And having my photos small & accessible to me is like having one’s keys in their pockets. I like to go back and visit. My worlds, my collection of artifacts.

Research & Inspiration

On Photographs by David Company

“Alec Soth: A Pound of Pictures” (YouTube)

Cat Craffam

African American Art by Sharon F. Patton

Giles Corey (Album) by Giles Corey

“Little Dark Age” by MGMT

Photography Zines

Sizz

Black & White vs Colour, a debate that never was

The Anonymous Project

Heteronym

From, On Photographs
Was looking for the source for the Giles Corey album cover art and Reddit led me to this.

The Gowanus Canal • September 6, 2021

Special thanks to Gary @standupvirgin who invited me to see first-hand our mistreated water but also appreciate its value and the life that found ways to exist despite of the pollution @gowanusdredgers

From watching it by in a subway car to taking it slow and riding it on canoe: The Gowanus Canal.

Recent Media Consumption:

The Guerrilla Girls’ Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art

Photographers on Photography : How the Masters See, Think & Shoot by Henry Carroll

Disney’s Cruella

Kahlo by Eckhard Hollman

For the Love of Music: A Conductor’s Guide to the Art of Listening by John Mauceri

Blame! by Tsutomu Nihei

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gowanus_Canal

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/02/gowanus-canal-brooklyn-new-york-toxic-cleanup-epa

http://www.gowanuscanal.org

Feb. 19, 2021 – Riverside Park (Snowing)

Lenape Words

Wine [weenay] – it is snowing

Kun [koon] – snow on the ground

I feel closer to envisioning an AfroFuture dream that bridges Black Americans and Indigenous Americans. More so as I think about Maroon history.

Videos I was listening to while I was photographing:

After listening to the Hudson River Brickmakers video, my neighborhood became a lot more red.

Màxke = it is red

Màxkahsënikaona = brick houses

Talk-Lenape.org