My new work
TEACHING FULL-TIME doesn’t give me much time to do art, not if I want to do the best for my students. Yet like teaching, I constantly get the urge to share.
SO I’VE BEEN AWAY from blogging for quite a bit and couldn’t quite figure out how to return. There has been so much done since then, and places visited. Should I go back, start where I stopped and try to catch up? Or should I start with my last event and backtrack until everything is covered. Or I could just feature the art of places I have been… New York, China, London, Ireland.
Then it came to me… just start here.
TOWARDS THE END of last semester, after it had gotten quite cold and snowy (first real heavy snow I have been in), an idea came to me for a book. Creating visual imagery based on the the weather, the school and my students. Documentarty? Narrative? Hmm. I don’t know yet. Will cross that bridge sometime later. Brilliant idea… thought about too late. By the time I could get organised, school was out, my students had scarpered, and I was off to London. By the time I returned, the weather was still cold but the conditions had changed.
THERE WAS STILL IMAGERY available but it wasn’t what had triggered my instincts in the first place. I have to wait. I will have to organise and start much earlier . I have some images but not quite enough… but it is a start. So that will be the plan for next semester. I am jazzed.
Please take a look.
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Zhang Hao Jie. kinda shy and reserved. waiting for him to break out. like many students, he is afraid to make mistakes.
Charlie, a golf student from last year. Bright, studying spanish on my suggestion. should go far.
This essay will not only be about students, but the beauty of the winter environment they live in. One thing I can say about the campus, it is ever-changing. Man-made, or natural. Every semester I return, the place is different. I really don’t know what I will see in November. But this time, I will be waiting… prepared.
fascinated by the patterns of the frozen lake
the building in the background is where i teach
what will this look like 1 year later?