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Monday, March 9, 2009
Desperately Seeking Content
Today I'm at a low ebb where the blog is concerned. I had to dig deep into my archives to find something to post. These are shots of a photographic textile sculpture I created in the form of a book in 1975. It is called "Days in the Life of Aunt Maudie." All the fabric started as plain white polyester, which I hand printed, layering snapshots and old scientific and botanical illustrations. The found photograph of Aunt Maudie is repeated over and over again, framed and dolled up from page to page. And no, that's not Aunt Maudie on the left, she's the quiet one on the right. My favorite page is the one "taken by a bad photographer." Tonight I feel like that, blurred with voile and solid, desperately seeking content.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.