... in my work. the more i relate each piece from my present work in progress, i boomerang back to documentation. abstractly.
actually all art is documentation, abstractly.
yet right now I reflect on my first real aquaintance with imagery. Viewing photos from every gallery I could bus to. After growing comfortable with photography I began to venture towards sculpture and paintings... most of whom we would consider contemporary artists. Exploring the arts from a documentarian eye, maybe? I dunno.
How I explored art back then is mirrored to my art practice now, as I bounce back and forth between the photograph and physical representation. Somehow I am still pulled to the photo as my favorite artists are those like keba konte and renee cox
I reach to my photographic background for the documentarian spirit in my present works. I use the photo as a "stand in" for a person, action or idea. Its the same deal with my sculptural works. "But the body makes all the difference," I say. Seems there is no difference (in that sense) between the two. Well I be darned. .. Ill have to knock down that division line.
The question that I ask myself is, "how can I incorporate the two with balance...?"