Professionally the year has been quite an achievement for me. The Dallas ABC affiliate, WFAA, during different broadcasts of their News 8 Daybreak program spotlighted two…Comments closed
Category: Adventures in Photography
This past January while the Fort Worth Stockyards were happening, I had an opportunity to go to the attached carnival and experiment with some long exposure photography. By allowing my camera to take in light slowly over a longer period of time, I get to see the rides come alive thanks to all their decorative lights.
Along the Midway
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Recently I got to spend a week in the Hudson River Valley, and while exploring the region I also crossed the Bear Mountain Suspension Bridge,…Leave a Comment
Fort Davis is a very small town with a population of 1200 (2010 Census), and has the highest elevation in the entire state for any…Leave a Comment
As mentioned previously, Marfa’s claim to fame: the movie Giant was filmed here it’s a well-known Arts destination Giant (1956) was directed by Hollywood artistic…Leave a Comment
Marfa may be a city with only a local population of around 2,000 (according to the 2010 Federal Census), but with dozens of art galleries and a film festival the small town certainly packs quite a punch in the Arts world. But Marfa’s iconoclast status as an art destination is due to Donald Judd’s works, and the fosterage of New York’s Dia Art Foundation to help establish the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas on the remains of an old military base. Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
The Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati is a contemporary art museum based upon the ideas of its founder, Donald Judd. The specific intention of Chinati is to preserve and present to the public permanent large-scale installations by a limited number of artists. The emphasis is on works in which art and the surrounding landscape are inextricably linked. As Judd wrote in the foundation’s catalogue:
It takes a great deal of time and thought to install work carefully. This should not always be thrown away. Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved again. Somewhere a portion of contemporary art has to exist as an example of what the art and its context were meant to be. Somewhere, just as the platinum-iridium meter guarantees the tape measure, a strict measure must exist for the art of this time and place.