Oh, don’t worry. I’ve managed to make a “quick” blog post into an existential reexamination of myself as a human artist…
The Southern California rain has recently been rearranging the clouds. Aaaaactually, I’d rather refrain from sentences for now.
…and then distract myself with social media technicalities and best practices.
I recently organized my digital art print docs and consolidated sooome promotional art and tools. I’m working on streamlining my online posting process so I can share more often.
My huge stride (kind of sarcastic) I made for this blog post: I saved a template doc with the ideal FB Timeline dimensions for easy conversion for publication. I’ll bet there’s an app for that. Damn
This was an extension of my desire to create something new for this post, because I couldn’t just copy/paste dates. I’m calling this series, “Sunsets, beaches, faces”
While I was speed walking down Main Street to catch the clouds during sunset, I passed many others documenting the free sky show. Most people used cameras that were much larger and more secured to their person (neck straps) than me little phone.
Not everyone was entranced, however. I stopped at the light on Ocean and Main and overheard a sarcastic peacocker loudly dismissing the sunset to his group of friends. “Ha! Are we really going to go sit on the grass to enjoy the sunset? Like we don’t have anything better to do?”
I’m glad I was walking quickly.
I only took a few photos. I wanted to make sure the camera was secondary to the sunset:
stared straight ahead, then a quick look right above. Neck swivel left. What’s below. a single point in the distance. out of body three sixty. could have been a copassionate owl.
I felt like finding faces in the clouds.
A few smiled back
Maybe I was looking for someone
I searched for kind eyes
some smiled back
I’ll call this series, “found kind eyes in the clouds this time”
The following lil jpegs are the cropped FB format versions I mentioned above. The actual final image is 17″ x 22″ and extends the symmetry and rorschachs of the FB formatted ones below. The medium is the message. [Oooooooh or the medium is the massage….]
Edited Lorna Alkana Art source photos:
-use amazing images of sunset – continue to explore clouds+surrealism
-find faces in clouds (heads)
-suggest a narrative [baby steps]
-extend subjective cloud shape experience into metaphor of existential absurdity and relativism as a contrast/conflict of contemporary popular culture/social media context
-take the pressure of publication as an opportunity to figure out what I want to publish
-and, oh yeah!
share a few upcoming events I’m a part of: [<—–twas my initial motivation to post]
Upcoming Lorna Alkana Art Events: