Nov 16, 2013

In memory of Aunt Fern

Today I will make persimmon cookies and plant flowers in honor of my beautiful auntie who passed away 1 year ago this day.
One of my favorite tunes when my heart is heavy

Nov 14, 2013

Follow me through the rabbit hole

Here is an outtake image shot while on a recent trip to Colorado (more details and imagery from this amazing journey to follow).  My final image which I titled Songbird Elegy was featured in the Curiouser and Curiouser: Photographic Dreams and Fictions exhibit (Online Gallery Annex) at PhotoPlace Gallery last month. Thank you to Juror Blue Mitchell and to Kirsten Hoving and Rick Clark at PhotoPlace Gallery. 
Take a peek at the exhibit here. An exhibition catalog is available for purchase here.
Also, many thanks to my beautiful new friend and model, Angelina, who braved the confines of my birdcage in the cold, rainy hills of Colorado.

Come see Songbird Elegy as well as my Wonderland self-portrait in a special miniature format for this Saturday's Through The Looking Glass holiday show at Leanna Lin's Wonderland in Eagle Rock.
Exhibition will be 6pm-10pm.

Nov 11, 2013

FIGURES / CONTEXTS Exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery

My below image, Hope, was selected for the FIGURES / CONTEXTS exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery by one of my most cherished and truly inspirational artists, Cig Harvey.
I am brimming with joy.
Congratulations to friends Susan Swihart and Nataly Rader as well as all the others in the show!

Vermont here I come!

Oct 29, 2013

On the Shore of Hope

"You watched them sewing you up - hope with his needle and thread - knowing that all you really needed of yourself was the part they would not let you keep."

I've been pining for a trip to the seashore and this past week I awoke at the wee hours of the foggy morning to work on a self-portrait that has been burning a hole in my brain and journal for some time now.  As I was in the midst of working on my self-portrait, my dress tore and shortly after I noticed a butterfly had washed up on the shore.  I decided to take a creative turn in the other direction and made this self-portrait…
Hope © Brandy Trigueros 2013

Here's a teeny-tiny (low-res) animated clip I created from some of the outtake images.
xo, Brandy 

Oct 6, 2013

Find Me in the Forest of Dreams ~ Artist Reception, Thurs, 10/10

I'm excited to share that Liz Huston has graciously invited me to be a guest artist during downtown LA art walk this coming Thursday, October 10th.

Jul 15, 2013

Alter Ego Exhibition Catalog Now Available

Hello friends!
The exhibition catalog for Alter Ego is now available! Yaaaay!
It can be purchased thru the Kiernan Gallery bookstore or thru Blurb here

Thank you again to Kat Kiernan, Owner/Director of The Kiernan Gallery and to Stephen Sheffield, Juror of the Alter Ego self-portrait exhibition. I truly appreciate the opportunity to be apart of this exhibition.

Jun 29, 2013

Alter Ego Self-Portrait Contest at The Kiernan Gallery

I was delighted to receive news from The Kiernan Gallery earlier today that 2 of my photographs were selected for the online gallery of the Alter Ego self-portrait contest!
  
Many thanks to juror Stephen Sheffield and to The Kiernan Gallery.
  
Congratulations to all the other artists!

You can view the work here.  An exhibition catalog will also be available next month.

Jun 21, 2013

hello sunshine and supermoon

here's to a lovely summer!
Looking forward to mojitos, gelatos, wide-brimmed hats, lounging poolside and this weekend's biggest supermoon of 2013!

Jun 14, 2013

"To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light."

A self-portrait on loneliness and how it can dampen even the most playful of spirits.
Finding the Light © Brandy Trigueros 2013

Jun 2, 2013

Hokusai Says

This weekend was spent with a brilliant photographer and overall warmhearted humanitarian, Greg Miller.  He shared many thought-provoking and moving things including the below poem by Roger Keyes titled "Hokusai Says".  Hokusai was a nineteenth century Japanese artist and printmaker.

Hokusai Says
Hokusai says look carefully.
He says pay attention, notice.
He says keep looking, stay curious.
He says there is no end to seeing.

He says look forward to getting old.

He says keep changing, 

you just get more who you really are.
He says get stuck, accept it, repeat
yourself as long as it is interesting.

He says keep doing what you love.


He says keep praying.

He says every one of us is a child,
every one of us is ancient
every one of us has a body.
He says every one of us is frightened.
He says every one of us has to find
a way to live with fear.

He says everything is alive --
shells, buildings, people, fish,
mountains, trees, wood is alive.
Water is alive.

Everything has its own life.

Everything lives inside us.

He says live with the world inside you.

He says it doesn't matter if you draw,
or write books. It doesn't matter
if you saw wood, or catch fish.
It doesn't matter if you sit at home
and stare at the ants on your veranda
or the shadows of the trees
and grasses in your garden.
It matters that you care.

It matters that you feel.

It matters that you notice.

It matters that life lives through you.

Contentment is life living through you.
Joy is life living through you.
Satisfaction and strength
is life living through you.

He says don't be afraid.
Don't be afraid.

Love, feel, let life take you by the hand.

Let life live through you.

May 6, 2013

"The light comes from the dark."

(Roger Ballen discussing one of his images at the Palm Springs Art Museum)

Last week I attended the Palm Springs Photo Festival and one of my highlights was spending time with Roger Ballen. His hauntingly beautiful, sometimes disturbing and ambiguous images are like lightning bolts to the four corners of your brain. Every one of his psychological images is thought out in every detail and element; he places importance on making strong, complex visual relations. When editing his own work, Roger chooses the photograph with the most integrated, heightened, piercing and intense essence. As a photographer he strives to bring the human interior to the exterior. Photography is a means of interpreting reality. Integrate the world around you with the world inside you. Lasting artwork has deep inner meaning. This is the criteria Ballen uses for making images.

Here is my Roger Ballen inspired still life
Emerge © Brandy Trigueros 2013

 and self-portrait...
Head for an Eye © Brandy Trigueros 2013

I also want to congratulate my dear incredibly talented friend Alison Turner who won the grand prize at the Palm Springs Photo Festival for her beautiful new series which I am touched to be a part of.
Reflected Identities from Alison Turner on Vimeo

Apr 9, 2013

Alchemy + Entity Closing Week

A thousand thanks to all those who made it to the Alchemy + Entity opening last month at the Julia Dean Gallery.  If you didn't get a chance to see the show, this is your last week to take a look.

Mar 13, 2013

Alchemy + Entity Show on Lenscratch

The Alchemy + Entity group photography show I'm participating in has been featured on Lenscratch today, what a huge treat!!

I hope you can join us this Saturday, March 16th for the opening at the Julia Dean Gallery in Hollywood.

Mar 7, 2013

Self-Portrait Series

I'm currently working on several different fine art photography series that have all been wonderful for keeping my heart happy.  One of which is a self-portrait series, here's a sneak peek...
For more, go to the Portfolios section of my website
Thanks for visiting!

Feb 17, 2013

ALCHEMY + ENTITY artist reception & opening ~ March 16th

Hello friends!

I'm thrilled to be participating in a group show next month at the Julia Dean Gallery in Hollywood.

I hope to see you there!
xo, B