Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
From Brent Hallard...
Didn't think I had anything for you, for your color chunks and then I remembered prompted by Pat's posted chunk four years ago I bought my first cell phone with a camera in it and took a bunch of useless images. They all had something to do with daily chores; a place I had to go every day; a barrier that I would be confronted with -- traffic signals, or waiting for the train to pass; a bus whizzing past, rubble, a plant across the road, and I would shoot. Not very interesting, of course, but it became a habit that I followed. It struck me that what I was doing with this then new little toy, and as especially as I'm one of the world's worst photographers, was paying more attention. With the help of the camera/telephone strange things started to pull together, patterns arose, the drum was heard not for its incessant dulling beat, but for the variations upon the timbre on the fabric of experience. All this, simply by paying greater attention to what usually gets filed under ‘forget’. So, if you could choose an image which suits you as a color chunk organizer that would sort of complete this little note, bringing the events of the past right up to the present, which will then fall back into a new past.
And here's a link to one particular focus back then over a number of days. it stopped just as it started, just as everything seems to do, patterns build to then fall away.
Strange universe we have crawled into.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
But now I've decided with a few guidelines it could be fun. I'm curious to see how people interpret what "Color Chunk" could mean.
So here are the guidelines. Let's start the madness.
SEND IN YOUR COLOR CHUNKS
1. Must be jpg. form.
2. Must not be your artwork, but 'source material' is okay.
3. Must not be somebody else's artwork(including design).
4. Must not be somebody's photo where they try to make it art.
5. Nothing from fckr(see above), unless taken yourself.
Basically, "Chunks" is an alternative to the word "Piece" in mindset and philosophy. As in..."I created this particular 'piece' during my 'Summer in Tuscany Period'. There is an artlessness to Chunks, a spontaneity, a happy accident, a stumble upon quality. Frequently, the more ambiguous the image or object, the better. Color is what is known and where you can hang the meaning.
So, send in your Chunks: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what happens.