My reason for starting this blog is to both document, and share, my current activities in the studio. I have often thought of including a "works-in-progress" section on my website, but was weary of the 'how' and 'when' maintenance issues it posed. Employing a 'blog' seemed, in the end, to be the easiest way to do it. It will not be glamorous or contain philosophical musings, it will not involve 'deep thoughts' about my work or life, and it will not (hopefully) require significant time to maintain. Maybe I will eat these words as time moves on, and I will find myself tempted to explain, explore, and share my thoughts relative to the work and images I will be posting...but for now, I will hold tight to the notion that this is not a diary or a place to examine my own personal goals in work and life. Rather, I will be approaching this as a document of fact. This is what I am making, and this is where I am at now. As time passes it will also simultaneously reveal where I was at in the development of a specific body of work two weeks ago, a month ago, etc... and (hopefully) bring to light where all the 'time' went in making a particular image.
In addition, I will be including my initial and/or current artist statements for each body of work. Following the statement will be in-progress shots of the work that (in theory) will be posted at the end of each work week in my studio (which is Monday night). Occasionally these images will be accompanied by a brief statement about the progress made on a particular image, or notes regarding formal or technical issues I encountered during the week. This is where it all starts......I guess we will see where it goes.