Most of the time, the only music I listen to is jazz or classical, or some recommended artist. I don’t spend much time in the world of sound beyond having it as a backdrop to whatever I’m doing. Recently, I discovered a young sound artist who posts his work in places like SoundCloud because he began using an image of mine as his website header. I reached out to him about the image use, and in the process, I began listening to his work. Seakrecy creates tracks that are beautiful, mournful, haunting, and sometimes provoking. I’ve never had an image of mine paired with sound before, and it makes me look at my work differently…..it makes me hear an image.
This particular image accompanies his track, “Only Time Can Tell.” Audible poetry.
Ah, when to the heart of a man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things, To yield with a grace to reason, And bow and accept the end Of a love or a season?
Robert Frost, “Reluctance”
A hand turned upward holds only a single, transparent question.
Unanswerable, humming like bees, it rises, swarms, departs.
–from Jane Hirschefield’s poem, “A Hand”
Bowl of Eggs
Joe gave me an assignment this weekend. Since I mainly work with dark backgrounds, he suggested I shoot something at the other end of the tonal scale. He suggested a white bowl filled with white eggs against a white background. Working in lighter tones like this does have its own set of challenges, but the day was ideal for what I wanted to do….overcast sky with diffused light. A fitting image with the coming of Spring and an imminent Easter holiday.