Animals at play.
I really appreciate seeing artists’ creative spaces and taking the time to talk with them at length. You never know what you might find out about a person just by spending an hour or two of semi-focused time with them.
After a 6 month hiatus from writing, I jumped back in when the opportunity came up to interview my former professor, Sara Pedigo. Seeing her family photos scattered among paintings in her studio brings a new appreciation for the work.
Painting from life
Sara Pedigo translates family snapshots into works of art
As a young adult, Sara Pedigo would secretly riffle through a box of family photographs stored at her parents’ house. She was intrigued by images of her relatives before she knew them, before she had ever existed. Continue reading
Wakulla springs and the river that flows from there never cease to amaze me. While so much of Florida has been developed, this place is still wild and enchanting. I am thankful to call it a home.
I could spend a whole day underwater, fresh or salty, looking at fish and bubbles and swimming. What follows are a few clips from a trip down the Wakulla River, one that started as a misty morning. After that is a 3 minute study of humans plunging into the depths of one of the world’s largest and deepest springs.
What most draws me to this visual is the violent high speed plunge and then the gestures in suspension and reanimation as people climb slowly back to the surface. Missiles and newborns and insects suspended in amber.