Over the past year, I worked on two art projects that recently ended and left me wondering what’s next. You’ve likely caught a glimpse of the first, A Year of Us, a 365 day photo project documenting my daily stories, posted here. For the second project, Taos Weirs, Todd Lynch and I created an art installation about the social and geographic impact on ecological communities. Todd wove a fence from native branches and materials (known as Weirs which were historically used for fishing) and I shot a film over the course of a year to document the Eastern woodlands and waterways. One side of the fence was open so you could walk through. The other side displayed the film projection.
We exhibited the installation in two drastically different environments. The first was in Williamsburg, Massachusetts where we received a grant from the MCC to show the installation at Meekins Library with accompanying sketches, models, sculptures, and photographs of the making of the Weirs Project. The second was at the Paseo Art Festival in Taos, New Mexico where the installation held another layer of context within the desert environment. Thanks to all who helped support the Weirs project (including Todd Lynch, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Meekins Library, Taos Paseo, Enos Garcia Elementary School, Taos Land Trust, my Mister and boys) and to those of you who followed along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Beyond showing my work, I found the daily practice of telling a story in words and images to transform my work the most. Being part of the Paseo in Taos along with a number of gallery shows helped me see a larger vision for new work that includes travel and large format photography. I’ll write more about our New Mexico trip soon.
Until then, wishing you a safe travels. Happy Thanksgiving.