Traveling Again…and again
I find myself drifting between worlds. In the past I worked on being a traveler, rather than a tourist. I tried to make informed decisions about locations, then plotted the way for my adventurous wife and myself. We learned some limited (though useful) language skills and we stayed in accommodations that were aligned with the local experience. Now, I fear I am drifting from traveler toward tourist. Sure, we still plot our own way (at least so far as land tours go) and we still like to learn useful language skills. And yes, we still try to learn local customs, history and geopolitics. But we no longer look for the local hotels as we once did. I’m becoming a proponent of staying in smoke-free and air conditioned venues. They don’t need to be western by any means…just comfortable.
On my most recent adventure, while traveling on the Celebrity “Beyond” I made a number of acquaintances who were taken by my new 360* camera. So…as promised…here is a link to videos I took. (LINK)
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Port Townsend Gallery
715 Water St, Port Townsend, WA
Thursday, May 26, 1.30p-5p
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Seattle Center, between Key Arena and Intl. Fountain
Saturday, June 11, 11a-6p
Also showing at:
From time to time I am favored with a space at a local business. Thanks to these friends for sharing their wall space:
1429 Market St, Kirkland, WA 98033
Spice & Tea Exchange
929 Water St, Port Townsend, WA
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Our memory of places and events is imperfect…sometimes truer-than-true and sometimes less than faithful. With Redacted Photography™ through color, motion and meticulous deletion I play with images and perception to highlight the imprecision of memory…and the joy of romanticized recollection.
A mixed media artist in the broadest sense of the term, my work begins with a photograph and through a subtle minimalistic approach, ends with an impression. The work is a fugue on my fascination with the unreliability of memory, and the fight for clarity to recall life’s fleeting moments. The work is systematically, unflinchingly subjective, referencing recognizable form at its basic level and inviting the viewer to fill in the lost spaces that punctuate the canvas.
I have always been drawn to unfinished work and the forms that are created in the transformative (and for me, magical) process that lies between concept and creation. The skeleton of a building under construction…the pieces of cloth on a designers table…Gilbert Stuart’s “Washington,” …Leonardo da Vinci’s “Adoration of the Magi.” As an artist I am driven by the challenge to present an image…a memory… with as little information as possible, while still preserving impression and impact.
In the Pacific Northwest, I live and work on pieces which I hope will work for you.