This image is from an ongoing artmaking engagement enacted through a partnership with jasmine plants. Through the course of two years I collected jasmine flowers from two plants. Recently, one of these plants met it's end. Either through my own carelessness or negligence or through it's own volition this jasmine plant died. This image is the scanned remains of the plant. It serves as a kind of elegy for this collaborator. The image has been manipulated in photoshop to evoke a kind of tenebrous/Caravaggesque coloring. As if the plant is both fading and receeding into darkness with a light source that one is unable to quite pin down. Although it's a simple image, it seems to become active through the flattening of the scanner through which this image was produced. Perhaps it is a good description of one of our final collaborations in artmaking. In any case, one last series of artworks, this one definitely more somber than the series while the plant was still alive.
Just registered for the Innovate conference at OSU!
It is shaping up to be a day to explore technology advancements and approaches for teaching and learning. Might as well keep up with technological methods as a way to enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom. Perhaps the use of technology can help students better engage with material while building technological proficiency that will increase their preparedness for their prospective workplaces and beyond. The thing I'm most curious to discover is how technology can help further the arts and art education as a vital and necessary part of education and economic viability.
The keynote speaker sounds so interesting as well!
"Innovate is thrilled to invite Kathryn Finney to share her impact as an innovator and change-maker with our community.
Kathryn Finney is the founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID), an organization that invests in the success of Black and Latina women tech founders by providing them with the network, coaching, and funding to build, scale, and exit their high growth companies. DID runs the BIG Innovation Center, home to the BIG accelerator program, a 16 week program for high potential startups led by Black and Latina Founders. She is also a General Partner in the Harriet Fund, the first pre-seed venture fund focused on investing the untapped potential of high potential Black and Latina women led startups." (from OSU email press release)