I wanna kill, wanna kill
Stranger things that I would do to make you feel the way I feel
Its just that I have been broken so many thousand times
And every time I start again I wonder why, wonder why
Its been such a hard year, it won't ever change
My heart isn't cold now
Its not what it seems because
You say to me my heart feels far away
Developed some new 35mm film today.
this is the last picture I ever took of Kevin MF Rich, one week before his death last month.
if I had known it would be the last picture I would take of him, I would have tried to get a better shot.
The morning after the Kevin died, I drove to tell a friend.
I couldn't get a hold of them so while I was up in the area, I stopped by Kevin's apartment, where he had passed just the night before. I snapped some pictures.
and the footsteps left out front of his door from the commotion:
"Although the thaumatrope does not produce animated scenes, it relies on the same persistence of vision principle that other optical toys use to create illusions of motion. Persistence of vision is the eye's ability to retain an image for roughly 1/20 of a second after the object is gone. In this case, the eye continues to see the two images on either side of the thaumatrope shortly after each has disappeared. As the thaumatrope spins, the series of quick flashes is interpreted as one continuous image."
Please excuse the photo quality of my point-and-click.
My final show at NHIA
Our existence is validated by our actions. If you are doing, then you are.
This work performs personal functions; It fulfills the desire to keep record and becomes the means to challenge and problem solve. It also fills the need to invent by hand.
The work is developed through a variety of traditional and hand directed processes, including painting and darkroom photography. Essentially, the work is a by-product of an internal battle against mortality. To exist, and to feel alive--it is the battle to beat an imaginary clock through constant production.