I am so very excited! This is the first of many writings I intend to share with other people on this web site. I am hoping we will begin a dialogue and share ideas all of us have been thinking about for years but never share.
It is easy to talk about cameras and lens and all things technique. But to talk about what is really important in the making of art is almost never spoken about and that is exactly what I wish to put into words.
Why do we do this in the first place? What is Fine Art? Do I even want to be a Fine Artist in the first place and then what do I want to be? There are so many questions and so many directions to take. I am hoping this is going to be the place to do just that and we might share it with everyone interested. That is my very deep hope.
I have waited years to be able to put together a web site like this and this is just the beginning! I am going to put up my entire history on this site. It represents a lifetime of seeking, a lifetime of work. And if I can do it, given my history and background, then maybe others can do it also.
Shutterbug, the national magazine, is publishing a feature article about the Palms book coming out this week, the first week of November. It is the December issue. I am really excited about that also. Pick up a copy at any large bookstore.
”The Book of Palms” is now available as an e-Book!!! Wow! I think that is incredible. It I available as a download for the i-Pad or a PDF file for the computer. Check it out in the book section.
Soon we will also have my second book called ‘The Requiem” available for download as an e-Book. I believe all the new books I am putting together will be e-Books first before they are available as books in print. I believe these e-Books are incredible for people to be able to see work otherwise impossible to publish because of the cost.
The Book of Palms and The Requiem are two separate books meant to be seen as one set. The two books together are a complete idea and I believe it is the best work I have ever done. I know that is a strong statement but it is true.
Please write and tell me what you think—and how you think. Let us begin a dialogue about this magnificent thing we do called art. Let us ask the hard questions. If the answers turn out to be simple it is because the fire of spirit burned so hotly only the very simple remains.