“A Dream in the Dash” – first artworks picked for the show

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m ultra-excited about my first solo gallery art show this May at the St. Agnes Cemetery’s new art gallery and meditation room.  And in going through several years of archived photographs and images, I’m still trying to wrap my mind around how far I’ve come in my photography – how I’ve gone from a Nikon CoolPix 800 “point and shoot” to experimental photos and splitfilm and Dream Windows and all that.

Of course this gallery room isn’t big enough to hold all those pictures.  So I have to be very careful and judicious with my selections.  The best of the best.  The images that mean the most, the ones that will fit into the theme of “the dash” – the inspiring, challenging, dedicated part of our lives between the year of our birth and the year of our passing.

The tough part is picking the best images.  Getting them framed and hung won’t be a problem.  This is why I rely on places like Arlene’s Art Supply and Hobby Lobby for my framework.  It’s why I rely on Chapman Stained Glass and Nassau Merchandising for my glasscutting.  It’s why I rely on McGreevy Pro Lab for my printwork.  Quality companies who provide quality work.

But even with all that, I still have to take the picture.

And with that, I can tell you that the first artworks I’ve selected for the show this May will include:


Dream Window 6 - The Beacon

Yep, you get to see the biggest Dream Window I’ve ever crafted.  This is the one that was based on the idea of a beacon to guide those lost souls toward the light of peace. I really think this Dream Window stands out from all the ones I previously created; and its inclusion in “A Dream in the Dash” is a continuation of that concept.


The Agfa Bridge over Ansco Lake

One of my most successful artworks, this “splitfilm” pictures, in which I rolled two films into one camera and exposed them at the same time. For “A Dream in the Dash,” I had this picture printed on metallic paper, and let me tell you it shines like chrome.


The Lenten Meal: Albany, N.Y.

This will be the first public showing of “The Lenten Meal,” my triple-film collage of the Bob & Ron’s Fish Fry sign as shot with three different film stocks. I really have high hopes for this image this year.

There will be more announcements as we get closer to Opening Night, but at least you know the first three pictures and artworks I’m entering in this show. And as soon as we confirm the date in May when “A Dream in the Dash” will premiere, I really hope you will join me for Opening Night.

Fifteen years ago, I would have never imagined I would ever have my own art show.  Never.

I guess that sometimes imagination can become reality.