SOMETIMES PURE LIGHT: THE PODCAST

Sometimes Pure Light seeks to answer the question, "What kind of art is on God's refrigerator?" Through personal monologue, discussion with friends and interviews with generous and talented creatives, Sometimes Pure Light explores creative life and craft.

I'm inspired by the reconciliation of artist's ideals to reality. Both in the creative process and in life as a person who compulsively makes. The stakes of making art. I’m interested in the seed of the work: the blueprint that steers one toward the themes that dominate over and over; that key that fits the lock to transforms obscurity to meaning. Pain to wisdom. Judgment to compassion. Shrapnel to art. From altogether dark to sometimes pure light.
 

The human shape is a ghost

Made of distractions and pain

Sometimes pure light, sometimes cruel

Trying wildly to open this image

held tightly within itself.

Rumi

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EPISODE 01: THE CENTER OF THE GIFT

I once heard Maurice Sendak, illustrator of Where The Wild Things Are say that for him, "the needle is stuck in childhood." Me too, Maurice. The themes in our work revolve magnetically around the themes of childhood. My impulse to photograph families comes from a seed that until now was felt but unintelligible to me. Prompted by an exercise in the Teethkiss Workshop by Yan Palmer, in this episode I follow this question around the room of my childhood home: What is the center of the gift?