Every year I participate in the Eastside Culture Crawl, an open studio tour with options for other exhibitions.
“This year’s exhibition, Surfacing, will harness the creative force gestated in this pandemic period and chronicle the new directions of recent works. This pandemic has been a unique time of introspection and solitude and artists have taken this opportunity to break complacency, reignite passions and discover unforeseen thematic and artistic possibilities.”
This speaks to me very much as for my 2020 Photos in Review I wrote:
My COVID walks were along back alleys, side streets and busy thoroughfares, by myself, with no rest stops with a friend for coffee or happy hour. I doubt very much I’ll be writing those up.“
During the COVID winter there’s even less to photograph in Vancouver. Desperately needing some way to entertain myself I started taking macros of tree bark along with abstract textures found on various urban debris (crusty dumpsters, used concrete forms, scratched lampposts).
While going through my photos in early 2021 I noticed a commonality between the details of these two very different items, and started combining them into diptychs.
To participate in the exhibit I need to select three of these and print them for the submission. It’s expensive to print so I would really like some help choosing which of these to go with. Any suggestions as to your fave would be much appreciated!