sometimes i feel a great disconnect between what i am doing now, and what i was doing back in art school. i have a long love affair with the contemporary art world, that even includes a period of estrangement and separation. over spring break i decided to pull out some of my old work from then... pieces i have not looked at in over a decade.
most of them i looked at and then promptly put back into storage. but, for some reason, i got the grand idea to take the largest one back to our house. i was feeling nostalgic. well, we don't really have the space for nostalgia right now. and here it is taking up half of the windows in my studio. not my brightest idea. and, see, i told you it was big.
this painting being around has got me thinking about art school, though, and how we used to do things back then. (back then for me is the early and mid 90's.) like floppy disks. you guys remember these?
and later on, we got really fancy with zip disks!
and we had an entire class on building a portfolio and shooting and preparing slides.
and when we need images we had to go to the library and make photocopies.
or take out the camera and load it with film and shoot pictures. when you wanted to get fancy and merge images together, you would shoot a roll of pictures, then go in the lab in complete darkness, pull out the film, wind it back up, and then re-shoot pictures on top of the first ones. that's right...i know some of you photographers out there remember the good ole double exposures. and the photo lab...sigh...
and, who can forget, typing up your papers on the good ole typewriter? although i will admit that towards the end there may have been some word processing for me. but nothing like what's available now.
sometimes it is overwhelming to see how things have changed so much! what do you all remember that may feel somewhat obsolete now?
here's to remembering the past, to honoring the journey, and to looking forward to an exciting future!