Month: July 2008

Eggspressionism, v1-2008, Edit A

“Eggspressionism”.
Abstract Expressionism Photography.
Egg Photography.

I’m a longtime fan of Jackson Pollock, and the Abstract Expressionism style. I’m a rather novice Abstract Expressionism painter myself, but I attempt anyway, and I love using unusual subjects to “throw” my paint, such as eggs.

I’ve only seen one Jackson Pollock work in person, and that is his “Galaxy”, owned by the Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha, NE), which is one of my favorite Pollock paintings, located at one of my favorite places, Joslyn.

I will probably cook this egg later, as it is a real egg, and that is why the 3D original will not last, but my Photography of my artwork, can last on its behalf.

Unlike much/most Abstract Expressionism work, I like a considerable amount of “black-space”. My works are also very small compared to the huge canvases used by the Abstract Expressionism Masters.

Single Light: SYSTEMS IMAGING 600-Watt with BOWENS 2’x2′ Silver Softbox & 1-Gold Reflector. Continuous Lighting, about 1-Sec Shutter Speed, at f/8.0.

“The Magic Pill” – RA DAY, 6 July 2008, Edit F

“The Magic Pill.” Well, there’s really NO “magic pill”, but for me with combating Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), my weapon of choice is Voltaren, thus the big-“V”. It is an OK choice for AS.

However, there are OVER 100 types of Arthritis out there now!!! One source claims 171 types of Arthritis exist. Thus, depending on what you have, certain drugs may or may not relieve the swelling and pain.

Here in Malaysia, there is a launching of National RA Day…6th July. This is good because it will help bring awareness to the general public as well as help those who suffer from arthritis, and in this case, Rheumatoid Arthritis.

I wanted to do my part to spread the word, make people aware, and do something creative with my art photography to advertise the National RA Day.

If you are concerned about, experience RA, or know someone who suffers from RA, then please, get yourself educated on this disease so you can help yourself, or someone you care about!

What I couldn’t quite understand, however, was why would they hold an Arthritis talk-event in the early morning, and 8:30am is early for many of us, because it takes longer than that, some days, to start feeling halfway human and moving looser.  1PM  or 2PM would be a better time to have an Arthritis event, well, in my general opinion.

On a different note:  If you publish a blog from Flickr, DON’T believe it when it says it failed to publish the blog.  It told me that three times, and I came to WordPress and it was published three times.