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.