Decided to begin a black and white photographic series called, “Illusions”.
I wanted to call it “Illusions” because of a quote that I had wrote in my journal a few days ago.
“Beauty on the outside is just an illusion when beauty on the inside is without to compare.”
Basically saying, a beauty is nonexistent without “the whole”.
The definition for illusion states that it is “a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses”.
I do not always feel that everyone sees me as my whole self. People that know me may know differently than the next person, while mere acquaintances are scratching the surface of my personality. I am constantly perceived in pieces and I think that becomes a learning experience for human in this world in which we each share with one another.
Also, the “wholeness” of something can be very subjective, as is the definition of “beauty”; so, maybe that in itself is an illusion?
To me, this photo series will capture pieces of myself in my daily life that are intimate but I feel can shed light to my gentleness, positivity, and creativity.
The Fountain, 1992
Woodcut, etching, aquatint, relief, drypoint, collage, and airbrush
Printed and published by Tyler Graphics Ltd.,
Mount Kisco, New York
My favorite from The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
A sixty-seven color print “executed at mural scale”. From Stella’s Moby Dick series. This print – “abstract forms suggest movement, mass, and mystery”.
Movement, mass, and mystery…
Sounds a lot like my life right now.