Dec 21, 2007

Perpetual Nourishment



I think a big problem with my work is that I don't tell a story with my images. There has to be a narrative. I've fallen into the trap of just combining objects to make a "creative" image.

I'm going to start telling stories with my images (hopefully), and I think that will make my work richer. Thanks for listening to me complain!


ps...of course, I don't want to concentrate TOO hard on telling a story. I also get caught up in "thinking" too much, and end up not producing anything. I spin a web, then get caught in it....

2 comments:

nonstickplans said...

Hi Mike.

Excellent post about stories. Asking how and why will generate a story about anything, and can lead down some interesting paths.

Spinning a web and getting caught in it is a great story! I can just imagine the expression on a spider's face who got caught in his own web...

MVillos said...

Thanks Mike...

I've been sick for the last week and a half, so, when ideas aren't flowing, it's the end of the world. I should have plenty of stories from being sick...