Sunday, March 28, 2010

Group Exhibit +

Delivered suite of six photographs to the Bona Thompson Memorial Center today. I'm excited about the exhibit and am looking forward to showing some new work.

I have now compartmentalized my work into three approaches. The work in this exhibit reflects the present day political and economic climate and the corresponding search for inner spirituality. All the images were made with a Holga camera. The photographs are nailed into simple pine frames made by Ed Satchwill II (Satch's brother). The photographs are covered in window pane glass. The photographs and the framing are integral in the presentation of the subject matter.

(Maybe some really big Satch news coming soon...)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Went to Broad Ripple Village last evening for tamales at La Piedad. Excellent. Afterwords Satch and I walked down to Big Hat Books to check out Kyle Ragsdale's exhibit. Big Hat was supposed to be closed but the owner, Elizabeth Barden let us in to view the exhibit.

Kyle's work is excellent and the exhibit presents an inviting cross section of variation of techniques and expressions. My favorite piece is entitled, "Procession." Kyle's exhibit, in one of our few independent bookstores, serves as a reminder that the greater Indianapolis art scene is incredibly rich. And for the quality of work, the art, for the most part, is astonishingly affordable.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

American Dream II

The second time I visited the scene, the sign had changed to "For Lease." The business was gone but, on the porch, the flag still flew. This time I wanted to examine the scene from several points of view.

Today the sign is gone, the flag is gone. Is this scene a metaphor for the decay and loss of the American Dream?

I do plan to return to the site and photograph the empty window and flagless front porch.

This photograph is entitled "American Dream II."

American Dream I

I first came across this scene late last fall. The hand painted sign at that time proclaimed, "Hiring." In my mind this was good news. The scene was soon to change.

This photograph is entitled "American Dream I."

New Work

Here's a new Holga image. It is entitled "High Treazon." As always, click on the image to enlarge.

Working on the images for the April exhibit at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center. More info when I've got a little more time.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Work

This is a new piece that I've been working on for the last week. Click on the photograph to enlarge.

More info coming soon about a group exhibit at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center in Irvington (Indianapolis).