Here are some installation shots of my work in California College of the Art's MFA Thesis Exhibition in San Francisco.
Last week, I photographed a baptism at Mission Dolores in San Francisco. Bianca, who became the godmother of little Brisa, invited me along to document the day and join in the festivities following the ceremony. It was a really special day and I felt honored to be a part of it.
Yesterday, I went on a beautiful hike through redwoods and moss-covered oaks. Thanks to the rain this past weekend, the creeks were babbling lively and the moss was a brilliant neon green! Here's a snap from the French trail and sounds from the creek that runs along Tres Sendas.
I have a new project brewing and these are the very first tests. Excited to see where this project goes!
I have been working a lot in black and white recently and this video made by Stanford scientists struck a chord with me. It depicts in extremely slow motion the complexities of lighting a match using schileren imaging.
When I close my eyes I am sitting in stillness with you. Still, dark surface of water like the dark shadows on your lips and even our trembling breath sends ripples through the cool night air. Sipping stillness into warmth, crackling incense of leaves and is the fire recently abandoned and who else came here or is this the gift of a spirit? I won’t look at you. I will only stare at the surface, knowing that you are next to me because I have known that you are next to me even in your absence. Perhaps it was your absence that left this autumnal celebration of fire, twigs and pine which stirs the stillness, flickering on the water. Your breath. I want to inhale as you exhale, next to you, trembling in truth and stillness like stars sweeping across a landscape. Fall around me. I miss you.
- Cecily Ann Bostock
A video/performance piece in which I install a photograph of my sister in the landscape.
Photograms I made at night with leaves, twigs and rain.
A weekend in the woods with my Loss for Words class.
Corner Clock, 1996
From the Ace Gallery: http://www.acegallery.net/artwork.php?pageNum_ACE=35&Artist=1
Here's a glimpse of what it's like to witness Kara Walker's "A Subtlety or The Marvelous Sugar Baby" at the dilapidated Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg. It's a mind-boggling work of art that inspires both awe and grief.
With the cave installation, which is very much in progress, I am interested in translating the ways in which grief has altered my relationship to architecture as if bequeathed a sixth spatial sense. Through a combination of hypnotic sounds that accompany the large color photographs, I draw attention to the infinite present moments that have since slipped away and the echoes from the past that shape such a primordial space—simultaneously referencing the photographic act itself.
The beginning of an idea...
I recently learned about this LA-based artist and was immediately inspired by her practice. I love the way she references photography as a medium without being limited by it! Here's a little film about her recent installation at MCA Chicago.
Happy Anniversary to my parents!