I seem to be inspired by indirectly made art these days. The other day, I was introduced to the blog, Too Hard to Keep, which displays photographs that people send in that are just too emotionally charged for them to keep anymore. Everyone has that one photograph that brings back more memories than you'd like to admit; I like the idea of giving that emotion to a different cause. The images on this blog have no explanation; you're left to create your own story for each one. It's a beautiful project that I would love to watch grow in the future.
I am absolutely in awe of Jon Rafman's "9 Eyes" project. He searches through Google street view for hours in order to find some of the most amazing images that were captured during Google's years spent photographing streets around the world. I never would have thought such beautiful photographs could be found simply by searching an address.
I'm at a point in my life where the world is my oyster. There's so many things I want to do, places I want to go, and people I want to be that I'm excited to get started. The possibilities are endless and the idea of adventure and self-discovery get me excited to be out in the real world after school.
On a side note...while I'll admit that I read the Twilight books, I never got obsessed with the series. However, I do think that Rob Pattinson's song "Never Think" from the first movie's soundtrack is absolutely beautiful. On my drive home today, the sun was out and it was snowing (which isn't such an odd phenomenon here in Colorado...) and I couldn't help but feel extremely lucky as the music played in the background.
Today in class, we were discussing the work of digital artist Jenny Holzer. She started out by printing her "truisms" and posting them around New York City. She has since progressed into LCD projections in prominent cultural areas, creating gorgeous installations. Her work got me thinking-what are my trusims? What beliefs to I hold true and live my life by?
I've got Philly on my mind...I just want it to be May already!