notes from marfa

I'm thinking maybe blogs are dead - mine sure has been. I was pretty much ready to let it go but it's been the closest thing I've had to a diary for a while now so I'm going to make an attempt to resuscitate it.  We'll see how it goes.

Last month we headed to Texas to celebrate a wedding and got to fulfill my longstanding wish to visit Marfa.  I've always considered Marfa to be a sort of sister city to Beacon.  They both have the same museum thing going on, but stepping into Marfa, I had to laugh at the comparison.  Yes, they have being the center for a very specific genre of art in common, and that shouldn't be underestimated, but the geography of Marfa overwhelms the place (or at least that's how it feels to a midwesterner).  I'm not knocking it.  I loved being there and I think I finally understand what it means to be 'site specific.'  It meant a lot to see the work of artists that I am very familiar with from my time in Beacon in such a different environment.

I was lucky that dawn didn't happen until almost 8AM so I got to sleep in, but still catch the early light.  Here are some photos from the trip (sorry for all the car pix - I should have called this post "cars of marfa":


day in pokip

I had a really fun day shooting for the New York Times in Poughkeepsie last weekend...

View from the Walkway over the Hudson

A mural off of Broadway

Craft beer served with easter inspired nails at Mill House Brewing Company

The crew at Belly's Carwash

Wreaths decorate a fence off Broadway

Guy I met while trying to locate the wreath artist

Kathy Dudley and her dog, Othello.

Anthony and Amanda share a kiss before fishing.

Sean Murphy tears it up at the skate park.

Justin, Donavyn and Christian take it easy under the Walkway.


color fields

Sharing this announcement for an upcoming show of my jello color field photos in NYC. 
These photographs start as sculptures that I make from gelatin and pigment and then photograph.  If you want know more about the process, here’s a 6 minute explanation

Hope to see you there!