We may be sheltering in place but we're still creating art! Check below for recent work by MLAA and SPC members. Show us what you're doing as we wait out the pandemic. Email Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Photographer Kathy S is experimenting with new techniques using subjects from her kitchen
"I had intended to try what is called flat lay photography. That is, when the camera looks directly down on the subject. Food is very frequently the subject of that type of shot so I began with food and food "utensils" like plates, bowls, silverware. The citrus photo is an example of that. I have quite a few photo sessions in which I used that camera set up. Food tended to be the primary subject. Then I began mixing in a different camera angle where the camera was pointed directly at the subject at table level and on up to about a 45 degree angle to the subject. The other food shots fall into that category. On the shot of the eggs, I wanted to try both a soft focus and what's called a high key shot that day. High key is when the tonal range is from midtones to whites, no darker tones in the image." -- by Kathy S
Susan Lea H is working on a series inspired by her recent stay in Mexico
"Here’s what i’ve been working on while sheltering in place. Last year i got a grant from the Davis family foundation to go to Mexico and document a mosaic mural project in San Luis Potosi state. i also visited an 80 acre surrealist sculpture park built by Edward James, an English poet, in the 1950’s. He hired a local crew of fifty men to build these massive structures, some over four stories tall, out of iron rebar, concrete, and local stone. I’ll be having a one woman show of the work later this year at Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda, to be announced after covid times (she said with great optimism)."