Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Artistic Collaboration

Sunflower Photo by Alicia Hunsicker

So my first stint on the We are having Weather project is over.
I really enjoyed the experience and through the ups and downs of it have learned a
little more about artistic collaboration, communication, and this multicultural world we live in.
I also realized a few things about myself.

I choose my projects with care and once I commit to a project I am very serious about it.
I want to be able to lighten up a little more with my performance and project expectations.
I did go with the flow of it and it was all good! What I enjoyed most was the actual visual communication between me and my partner Evita. I was intrigued with the responses to my photos and the common links we found visually. This was achieved through color,
composition, weather, and emotion.

I have decided to sign up for another 2 week period which in some ways pushes me
to find new ways to express myself with in the perameters of the project and within my neighborhood...... But I realize also (now) that a great deal depends on the partner
I am working with as to what I will be posting. I have two possible partners right now
one from Finland and one from Turkey.
So we will see how this new conversation will transpire.
Looking forward to it!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Weather photo project

Photo : Alicia Hunsicker

The weather photo project has been a catalyst for me to work with
photography on a daily basis. Every day for the last month I have
gotten outside to shoot. Its amazing how the same landscape (my neighborhood)
can change from one day to the next. Or is it the person taking the photos and
how they perceive differently each day?

Today It rained.....hard! I ended up going for a little road trip in
Leyden as a passenger and was inspired by the fall foliage as seen through
the rain on the windshield of the car... as it was moving and bumping around
on the dirt roads......It was quite fun to let go of all the technical things
and see what the experience would bring.....
I clicked the button 243 times in 45 min.
I posted a few other of my favorites from today on the project blog.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Petula Bloomfield "Laced" at Hampden Gallery

I went to the Petula Bloomfield Opening of Laced this past Thursday evening.
I knew it was a show not to be missed because I had the honor of designing the show brochure
many months ago and had a small preview. Petula's work is breathtaking, original, and personally inspiring to me. I hope you will all have a chance to visit the gallery to see these paintings. The show runs Sept. 14 - October 19, 2008 for more info or directions go to
www.umass.edu/fac/hampden or to the artist's website http://www.petulabloomfield.com/

While your there don't forget to check out the Incubator Project Space to see Stephen Foley's show In a Glass House: Dark Luminosity another inspiring show of organic ceramic sculpture.
Steve is in my monthly critique group to see more of his work go to http://www.stephenfoley.com/

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We Are Having Weather Project

Photo by Alicia Hunsicker
In the past I have felt limited by the very rural location that I reside in (Leyden MA).
I often feel challenged to get my work into more urban and city settings where it can be accessed easier. As my last post indicates I follow the writings of Esther and Jerry Hicks. Simply put it is about focusing on the positive in your experience. I love where I live and the beauty of my surroundings often informs and inspires my work. I was searching for a way to make my location work for me and the We are Having Weather project came to my attention ......(a coincidence?..I think not!). This project highlights all the wonderful, positive reasons that I choose to live where I do and changes the feeling of limitation to possibility. My partner in this photographic dialogue is from Latvia. I am excited to be working with her and to see how our work transpires.

Weather Photos is an international photo project about weather, emotion,
and communicating through photography.

It was created by two artists, one in NY, the other in Berlin, who conceived this project for Transcultural Exchange (Boston, MA) and Zendai MoMA (China)

Participants use photographs to communicate their feelings about the weather and how it influences emotions or mood. It is a visual dialogue between partners.

Please check out my Leyden Photography and on going visual

Daily Quote today from Esther and Jerry Hicks

Photo by Alicia Hunsicker
Taken on Vinalhaven, ME

You are the owner of all that you perceive.
But you can't perceive apart from your vibration. Feel your way,
little-by-little, into a greater sense of abundance by looking for the
treasures that the Universe is offering you on a day-to-day basis.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sticks and Stones, Eggs an Bones

Sticks and Stones, Eggs an Bones
This is the Blog of Artist, Alicia Hunsicker.
Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer