Hey friends, I know I haven't been posting much lately. Every single waking moment has been spent getting ready for my first solo show since my traumatic brain injury in December 2007. It's a good sign that I have time tonight to write a brief blog despite being brain dead.
While working the past several days/weeks (or was it a month?) I have been revisiting my life as I sorted through over 5000 photographs. A few of them have jumped out and proclaimed themselves as my favorites, so I thought I'd share those with you in hopes of enticing you to come out next Friday, August 27th and see the show.
The first one is a closeup of the fountain in the botanical gardens in Oaxaca. It is decorated with marigolds and amaranth, the tradition for Dios de los Muertos. In the print the color of the water contrasts beautifully with the flowers.
My next favorite I completely forgot about until my very last search through the photographs. It is softly focused and reminds me of a spirit who is half of this world and half of the next one. I like it because it is skeletons and one of them is being reflected back in a mirror off to the side. I also really like the soft pastels-colored hues and their shocking expressions.
Some of my other favorites include a few pieces that I have completed since my TBI such as the one entitled "Growing Pains". Now that I have a little distance I can see that this piece really captured the frustration, tears and anger I experienced almost every day for the first year after my brain exploded. I am so thankful I had such a caring, experienced and knowledgeable therapist who worked with me every week. Here's the picture of the piece. Eat, Cry, Sleep.