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a negative diagnosis

a negative diagnosis

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out to sea

out to sea

walking along the trail, i found the east bay view

 

lake 2 text 300Lake Conestee, in Mauldin, South Carolina. The East Bay. A peaceful place to remind oneself of the fullness of life, sometimes.

the density of life, sometimes

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Lake Conestee, May 27 th 12:35 pm. The sun was bright and beautiful, but there was a heavy sense of density about.

so full of life, sometimes

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Lake Conestee in Mauldin, South Carolina on May 27th @ 12:30 pm. A quiet place to reflect on the fullness of life, sometimes.

the endless distance outside my window | dream two (2)

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I am immersed in a short film series entitled “Outside My Window | Dreams.” This is actually the second video in the series as I rework the first film. I cannot think of much to say about the series or this film at this moment. I just wanted to post it. I hope you, my readers, enjoy the shorter format and embrace the art.

money | eldonta mcfadden

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My daughter’s brother Eldonta, AKA MONEY is a prolific song writer, rap artist, producer and founder of Platinum Untouchable Records. Based in California  the music is both old-school and on the cutting edge of Rap and Hip-Hop. I was excited to collaborate with him on this video. Visually it is a departure from the abstract forms of  my most recent work in the series “Into Abstraction”, but continues the exploration of multiple layers of video images to construct a cohesive theme.

into abstraction | form and data | on the edge of everything there is | a moment in time we can never bring back

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There is so much one can say about the possibilities inherent in the creative process. Do we move definitely in a pre-determined direction (unwavering, specific in structure), or allow our intuition (and the tool itself (in my case, the computer)) to guide us. Perhaps a little bit of both. Creating contradictions, beauty, and ambiguities along the way: Magic and loss while searching through memories. Finding that time does not stand still at all, but evolve and return. A returning ecstasy. And so does a work of art. And so too the recollection inherent to its evolution. My video work is a collection of memories, images, and sounds, purposefully or unconsciously contradicting and re-inventing themselves. Disintegrating into loops of color, texture, movement, geometric form, data, time, and space. I want my work to reflect our internal and external existence; to visually and musically create a sense of things happening all at once.

images for android phones | a portrait in reflection

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A Portrait In Reflection continues my focus on images created with Picsart software on an Android phone platform.