“Lifelines 6-13-17-2”, 11x24”, unique chemically treated c-print, from my new series “Lifelines”. Lifelines and milestones. The good and the bad. Changes that can elate or destroy us.
Chromogenic paper is exposed to room light and processed conventionally. The paper is then selectively stripped using corrosive chemicals. This reveals the layers of color from which it is comprised, often accompanied by surface texture and iridescence. The unpredictable results of integrating chemical reactions with the appearance of etching cannot be accurately depicted online. The process is of my own devising and proprietary. More on my site, link in profile.
Internationally acclaimed artist #ShirinNeshat takes on loaded themes in photography, film, and video works that delve into issues of gender, identity, and politics in Muslim countries, and the relationship between the personal and political.
Neshat’s earliest works were photographs, such as the Unveiling (1993) and Women of Allah (1993–97) series, which explore notions of femininity in relation to Islamic fundamentalism and militancy in her home country. Her subsequent video works departed dramatically from overtly political content or critique, in favor of more poetic imagery and narratives.
While her works hint at the restrictive nature of Islamic laws regarding women, they deliberately open onto multiple readings, reaching instead toward universal conditions.
Do you wanna know WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE FEATURED BY INSTAGRAM? Many of you want it so much, want all the likes and followers, so I thought that you might find my observations useful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First of all, how it happened: I’d never heard about all the rules how Instagram chooses accounts to feature, and didn’t really care for it, until a friend advised me on publishing one pics for a specific #WHP hashtag. I thought that I could try and boom! a couple of days later I get an email from Instagram. And it felt great! Of course😃 Such a boost for my ego! What happened next: my pic got featured and people started coming. I got + 4000 followers overnight. However, people coming were both positive and negative. Actually, I’ve never got as much negative stuff in my entire Instagram life!🙈🙈🙈 But that’s not the point. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The point is this whole situation made me think once again, why I’m here🙂on Instagram. Is it for followers? Or is it for something else? And what I realised was that the most important thing for me is share my stuff: my art, my ideas about it, my findings, my struggles and my experience. Why? Because some of you might find it helpful in your life, art, making your dreams come true. That’s the goal. Even if it’s only 10 people out of 24k it means a lot to me. It means that nothing is in vain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Another, more selfish goal, is that I learn here a lot. I learn stuff about myself, I learn from my mistakes and success, and I get to meet cool people as for example @huxsterized and @dianewithonen, who I discovered only after my Instagram feature happened. 🙋🏼♀️
So I’m really grateful to all of you guys, who’re here with me, but I don’t want to do something here for JUST gaining likes and followers. Why? I’ll tell you in the next post. 😉
Why are you here? Seriously?
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857 Waiting for the Creative Muse
“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither the power nor time.” - Mary Oliver
The discipline of showing up is an absolutely necessary condition for all creative work but it is not a sufficient one. Often times, we show up only to find that nothing happens. Whatever it is we are showing up for - art, love- cannot be willed, cannot be wrested from the hour or the soul. We learn then that the work is also the waiting - the exasperation, the surrender to despair, and the swell of joy on the other side of the surrender.
Doing creative work involves a lot of waiting. Waiting for a spirit from heaven (creative muse) that would give you the time of the day and send some fire your way.
. I missed a day (Day 856).
Wasn’t able to finish one material that I need for the photo. I’ll make extra time for it this week and hopefully I can execute it sooner than later. So there’ll be a day with two posts again. ✌🏼 Missed the last folktaleweek animal theme. It felt really weird to be working on something for 12 hours and still wasn’t able to produce any results. Oh well, that’s life.
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This Sunday we are featuring the work of @glassandink who toned this beautiful earthy photograph with a mix of Black Gold, Vermillion, Regal, Once Upon a Time!
Be sure to submit your own work by using the #fineartactions hashtag and the actions you used to create your color palette!
Send us your before/afters at [email protected] for a chance to be featured too! 🙌