MFA Show 2015

Here are some installation shots of my work in California College of the Art's MFA Thesis Exhibition in San Francisco. 

View from the corridor with one of my Comet 67P drawings (center). 

View from the corridor with one of my Comet 67P drawings (center). 

I showed three sunset video portraits, three Comet 67P drawings, and two lunar photograms.

I showed three sunset video portraits, three Comet 67P drawings, and two lunar photograms.

My written thesis was available for viewing by the entrance to the gallery. 

My written thesis was available for viewing by the entrance to the gallery. 

Bautizo

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. 

Redwood Regional Park

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.

A Flame

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.

Credits: Victor Miller, Matthew Tilghman, and Ronald Hanson

Beginning (Stillness)

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

Labyrinth of Love and Loss (2014)

Labyrinth of Love and Loss (2014)

Kara Walker

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.

Cave Installation

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.

Three photographs of the Sutro Bath cave installed in corner of my studio. 

Three photographs of the Sutro Bath cave installed in corner of my studio. 

A map of the Sutro Bath cave that is something between a sonar map and a drawing of my experience shooting the cave 360ª around.

A map of the Sutro Bath cave that is something between a sonar map and a drawing of my experience shooting the cave 360ª around.

Amanda Ross-Ho

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