Art is a Process

I’m creating a new series called Tribe. It applauds female surfers and the culture they inhabit.

I am printing in a unique way and was excited about the process and how it would appear. This process supported my artistic direction and message as well.

However, when I went to actual “produce” the final pieces, it was a complete disaster! What I thought would work and artistically illustrate my direction was a blurred mess of sadness.

The thing is when you are an artist, you half expect things to go differently than you had originally planned. It’s exactly like a photo shoot, it typically doesn’t got the way you planned and the images are likely to be different than what you originally had in your mind’s eye (typically they end up better).

I had already met with my mentor, a museum curator and fellow artist with over 50 years of experience. We had already discussed if the process didn’t work and what I would do to find an alternate process that supported the narrative of my fine art photographic series.

So, instead of the project not working and panic setting in, I was able to simply pivot to the new process. Now, this will be more work, but it will be worth it to bring you this series.

Stay tuned for more.