One of the hardest things to do in life is to take a person on a mental journey that leads them to your unique perspective. We attempt this in may ways, through witty storytelling with elaborate intentions, stubbornness, yelling, belittling, false modesty, leveraging, with words and with pictures. If you've spent a lot of time trying to change people's perspectives, you will eventually start to recognize and feel empathy towards those that are trying to broaden or narrow your perspective. When you see this SLOW DOWN, whether or not you are on the giving or receiving end.
One of the intentions for the updated gallery space was to fully control the presentation of my prints. I am currently enjoying one of the most wonderful social experiments I have ever witnessed. I get to be part of the consumption of my art. For the most part we have become a race that races. The old, the young, the poor, the rich, the book smart, the dull, the dreamer, the technician, the artist, the ambitious and the lazy. Everyone that enters the gallery is in a hurry and oblivious to varying degrees. I selfishly take note and vow to slow down in my own daily life.
It's all good. I'm not here to judge you or to base my sense of self worth on how long you contemplate an image or its presentation. I'm just here. I was an observer when I built the gallery, shot the picture, and made the print. As you enter the gallery, I am still an observer. Welcome.