I’ve been away for a while

I know that I haven’t been posting much lately, but recently I feel like I’ve gone dry with ideas on what to do next. So what I did was use a room (all the seminar rooms were fully booked, so I din’t get a chance to hang them up properly) and placed all the major pieces of my artwork in there and just sat down and thought things over, with a pencil and paper.

It actually did help me and I have some ideas that I think will be great for me now and in the future works.  Watch this blog as it will be starting back up again 😀

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House No˚1

This image might not make much sense, but it is accompanied by a letter (which is quite personal for me to put on the internet yet). It is from to my grandmother to my great grandmother. The letter is addressed to this house that my grandmother no longer lives in. I was so glad that it hadn’t been knocked down because  I went to another house that had been replaced, which was quite upsetting. This image is to do with history of the art and recreating it.

Latoya Ruby Frazier

I couldn’t believe when I was reading an interview with Frazier, what she said;

Talking about your family photographs, you said, “My grandmother indicates the past, and my mother indicates the present.”

The project is about a continuation of personal history, family history, and communal history. We’re coming out of the same geographic location. We span the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We have a particular way of carrying ourselves and the way that we think has been transmitted through the generations, from my grandmother to my mother to me.

When did your family move to the area? How far back was it?

I have collected all of the information that my mother and grandmother were willing to give, but there is a lot I don’t know. The reason I obsess over photographing all of us is that I don’t have a family history. We didn’t have a family photo album. We didn’t talk about the past. My mother had difficult times, and maybe to protect me she just didn’t want to discuss it.

[Full article can be found at huffingtonpost.com]

That is the main reason for my own personal work, I too don’t have a family history. My history ends with my Grandmother.

Check out her website at latoyarubyfrazier.com

Girls sitting down…collage

I’ve already used this photograph in another of my work pieces here, but I’m experimenting with my work to develop it more. It’s actually quite fun to find backgrounds that match the images 😀

Lots and lots of editing

I spent the day editing, so not much to write about. I think I might post a preview to show what I’m doing soon.


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