About the work
Before MECFS knocked me off track, I'd done graphic design, illustration, photo work, animation, and had gone to Berklee College of Music and played music every day. The illness really put a stop to all of that, and the photo project I eventually started after the first years sick was an attempt to try to just do something creative. And eventually I found some ways to work with and around those limitations, but it was completely different to how I'd worked and gotten things done through my life and career prior. It meant working in short burst in windows of functionality, limited in location, energy, etc. I had to learn to do everything in pieces, and if I was sick for days, weeks, somehow find a way to pick up the thread of where I'd left off. It can be frustrating, I do lose the thread or flow. But I do believe that limitations themselves can actually bring about good work.
In the past year or two, I started playing music again, very slowly. I also started to use video production tools again, partially to see if good still work came from it, partially to just try to get (back) into something new. I started working (and relearning) with video compositing and motion design software, as well as Logic Pro X and other music production tools that I still had functioning software to use. My goal was to try to take as many of the things I'd done prior to make new pieces. Shooting the images/video, conceptualizing ideas from that footage, then shaping, editing and compositing. Then to score, perform the music for picture. it'd been 15 years since I last recorded any music. The first four took over a year to complete, and the results are the pieces I'd like to highlight on this page.
About The NFT marketplace
I've had some people question putting work in this market. And I understand the criticisms of the concept and how it's currently structured. I'm glad, in a way, that the market cooled down. It really is the only viable market and show place for the audiovisual work I've been doing, and I'm not in a position to opt out of anyplace that people might get interested in my work. I really enjoyed the process of making the video/music pieces, I do put them up when I can for exhibition, but most artists have to at least explore new spaces and ways to catch people's attention, just to get eyes on what we're doing. I think the idea of the NFT market is good, and at least right now the gold-rush/casino mentality is greatly reduced. This is just trying that space, and the curated site that I'm using now, KnownOrigin, has been a very supportive place full of extraordinarily talented artists of all kinds. So, it's good and we'll see what (if anything) comes from that.