It’s What’s For Dinner
Our professor asked us to create a new media installation employing techniques we learned over the course of the semester.
Our professor asked us to create a film about anything we wished around the theme of intersections.
I wished to explore the notion of intersections between the city and the country employing images from the farm such as a seed saver and juxtaposing this against images of the city such as the subway.
Summer. My first summer in New York City. I’m enrolled in two courses, seeking employment, seeking an internship, and seeking to find myself. OK, maybe not the last one because wherever I am, I am never far from Far Road Farm & Field.
Our professor asked us to select a Missed Connection from Craigslist and construct a narrative consisting of 10 still photographs.
The objective is to create a film employing still photographs.
Per the assignment, I also viewed the film La Jetée to better understand this process.
I look forward to Taxidermy Tuesdays. I may have found a mentor in the area to apprentice with this summer. I love New York City. I find the taxidermy of small animals exceedingly difficult, as there is an even smaller margin of error, as opposed to large animals where my experience lies.
I had a host of challenges looking after my mouse. He is considered smaller in size than the average mouse and he has what appears to be a skin condition and/or skin cancer. I may make some minor revisions to his torso where the skin was damaged by disease.
At day’s end, I feel like the craft of taxidermy is a means of honoring a life that was once. On a personal level, it also closes the distance between me and the Midwest. City. Country. The circle is complete. Without further ado, I introduce you to Mr. Mouse. Mr. Mouse came into my life, so I could honor him with a second one.
Time Lapse Farm Ledger is a narrative that follows the introduction of Monsanto to Southeastern Michigan and its adverse effects on my family’s health, our farm, and regional wildlife.