#6 decembrance 2019
When I began this project of making twenty-one images many years ago, Warren who helps me with editing photos and words and all things technical asked if I could make the images ahead of time. I balked because I wanted each image and entry to be a response to the day and time of year. I felt like it was OK to feel a little lost and uncertain. I felt it was my job to open the door to the dark days of December to the unknown answers that need to be found as I work, walk, photograph and respond. Although to be honest I do get a running start these days, like making a compass reading to judge where the coming path lies.
"Certainly for artists of all stripes, the unknown, the idea or the form or the tale that has not arrived, is what must be found. It is the job of artists to open doors and invite in prophesies, the unknown, the unfamiliar; it's where their work comes from, although it's arrival signals the beginning of the long disciplined process of making it their own."
- Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost