A Glorious Golden Hour To Close 2021
The Transcendent Experience Of Making Photographs
So here I am, creating a new sketchbook entry for the beginning of 2022. It’s been a project long abandoned. But I’m really happy to share my art again, on my own terms, in my own space.
The temptation to turn this into a big deal is strong. The “this must be perfect”-itch wants to be scratched. The “my art isn’t good enough to share”-voice speaks loudly to me too. And to round it all off, there’s a need to explain my absence, or justify taking up time and space on a screen.
Perfectionism, and unworthiness seem to go hand-in-hand in my mind. But I have been breaking free of these untruths. I am breaking free in part by simply publishing my work for myself. For my own enjoyment. Because making these photos is certainly a joy for me. Photography – at times – is a transcendent experience for me. And I do want to share that.
So without further fanfare, I would simply love to share my work, with you, whomever you are, reading this.
Rather than walk you through these images, I have inserted some of them between paragraphs, and they will speak for themselves. I made them just a month ago in my local park; in my corner of the world; during what is turning out to be one of the most intense periods of my life – maybe all our lives.
And here (click) is an extended gallery of images not shown on this page..
But through that intensity, some creation is birthing. And for me this platform is the midwife. The platform is called “Art by Aeryn”. There is a website, an image gallery, and this sketchbook too.
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What’s in store for the future of this newsletter, I don’t know. But thanks for reading,