Circling the Moon
Week 47 was unfortunately delayed by a week. I've been preparing for an upcoming show, my second book, the GFAA Studio Tour, and attempting to make a living. An interesting phenomenon I've noticed from doing art shows over the years doing is how hard it is for me to create something new while preparing to display the old.
In keeping with the circle theme from week 46 I very nearly sought to recreate the same circular imagery using different color schemes and shapes. As I dove in I realized it wasn't working the way I thought. Big surprise really. I didn't want to kill such a wonderful idea. I fished around for ideas and imagery, and couldn't find anything that spoke to me. I was really committed to circles, so I had to brainstorm how I could make this work without repeating the imagery from last week.
Then an image struck me. The moon. I love the moon dearly. My first blog post was dedicated to the moon. I found a moon shot I took on my trip to Santa Fe, NM. I remember the evening so well. The sky was a mixture of dark greys, deep blues, purples, and pinks. It was intoxicating. I chased the clouds along the street fighting buildings, telephone wire, and street lamps. As night gathered and the wisps of clouds turned to grey I noticed the waxing crescent moon trailing the clouds and managed to get this shot. Perfect. I will use it for this week's edits.
I made some circles with a purple-black gradient. I started off soft and subtle, almost other worldly. Some images remind me of something you would see as the lead image for a horoscope article. I ended with bold and vibrant eyes, and a sliver of the moon smiling in the mix. That wraps up week 47. We're nearing the end! What did you like from this week's edits? Have you run into that problem of creating new art work while preparing to showcase the old? I always welcome your feedback and commentary below. Thanks again for your support!