A long overdue site update

I finally updated my portfolio site for the first time since about 2003. I gave its colors and text a little freshening up and took down some (but not all) of the series that had either been destroyed in hurricanes or no longer represented me as an artist.

The most substantial update is to the Photography section, which had not been updated since 2005 (oops). Instead of individual series, I tried to pick my best or most representative work from the past few years, organized into Nature, Travel, Art & Architecture, Lifestyle, and Semi-Abstract portfolios.

 

 

I realized that I’ve become so comfortable taking snapshots with my iPhone that I haven’t been carrying a real camera often. Instagram‘s gain is my photo portfolio’s loss, as the resolution of my iPhone shots just doesn’t hold up the way I’d like on a larger screen or for prints.

I also found a photo of a painting that’s already been in a private collection for the past 5 years. I didn’t think I had one, so I was glad to be able to add it.



Knowing, 2010, 30″x40″, oil on canvas
 

It’s part of a series of paintings called “You and Me,” which explores interpersonal (and especially romantic) relationships through lenses of philosophy, physics, and spirituality. Looking around my studio, I hope to have a lot more to add to this series soon.

This update made me painfully aware of how careless I’ve been with photographing my work, a habit I intend to change while I am carrying my camera around more often.


Website Update

I have finally added some new content to my art website, which is sorely outdated and continues to lag at least 3-6 years behind what I’m currently doing.

I’ve got lots of good excuses, but the fact is, I like making art more than websites. I hand-coded that site in 2003 using tables and HTML, so it is slow and laborious to update. I usually put off updating it because I claim I’m going to redesign the whole site any day now, but that day still has not come in half a decade, so it’s probably time to quit pretending.

So what did I add?


  • The biggest update is my MFA thesis exhibit, Burgeoning. That page links to images, installation views, and detail views, as well as a PDF of my corollary statement.

  • I added a second section to the Painting area of my portfolio, a loosely-organized series of small works called Entangled. There are actually a number of other works that belong in that series but, I must sheepishly admit, I haven’t even photographed them yet. Soon?

  • I added a new series of Works on Paper, called Coming Apart. This is a small series of works from 2006 done with acrylic and occasional other materials like graphite and permanent marker.
  • I included a link to a PDF of my Curriculum Vitae, and I updated the Press and Publications section with some of my scientific work.

And because I am apparently in a race to occupy the most bandwidth possible, I updated the Contact section with links to my other websites and places I can be found on social media. I haven’t decided if this is a good idea or not, since I do tend to say a lot of silly and unprofessional things, but I am who I am, so I might as well own it.

I’d love any comments, questions, suggestions, or other feedback you may have about the updates or the work itself, and I hope to have more updates coming soon.