February 4, 2013

Inspiration comes from everywhere. As you may or may not know – who knows who is actually reading this thing – I spent part of last week in South Carolina. Which meant, hotels and restaurants. What do these have in common? Random artwork, often photographs hanging in rooms, halls, dinning areas and even bathrooms. The bathroom in my hotel room had a 16×20 photo of a leaf with 3 or 4 water drops on it, a macro shot that I have versions of myself. It was nice, not great, just nice.  Pleasant to look at but nothing I would stare at or study. Art I categorize as “space taker”… framed artwork, designed to take up space but not time. I always want to know how these get there? I assume each room has the same shot in the same place in a similar bathroom. The hotel had 6 floors, maybe 50 rooms on each floor, so 300+ rooms,(this is where I stopped to eat- it will make sense or not in a minute) it is part of a chain, so even more math someone, somewhere took a so-so shot and it is hanging in more spots than though I doubt many people have seen it. What does this have to do with today’s picture… no, really, what does it have to do with it? Even I have lost where I was going with this. It all made sense when I started typing, then I stopped to have dinner, picked back up and lost the train of thought. Did you know I was going to call this photo ‘Warm Nuts’ – the warm color (yellow, brown), get it? Made me laugh… oh yes, wow this is a train wreck. I could see this hanging somewhere like a hotel lobby, maybe a kitchenette in one of those long-term hotels. I would love to get the gig of taking “space takers”, if it pays. Then again, do I want my work not seen?  It is like the tree in the woods thing. If your photo is hung in 1000 places, yet no one sees it…. do I still get paid?



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  1. jbgravity February 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    someone stamped your nuts

  2. tillie February 5, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    Very well said Tim, yes I read your blogs. You always amaze me, and I love your pictures even if it is nuts….

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