To quote Mark Twain: "The Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." Well, I doubt there have been any such dire reports or rumors about me, but I have been terribly absent from deviantArt for far too long. I see that it's been some two years since my last Journal entry, so I thought I'd take a few minutes to catch up with y'all...
Let's start with what's going on in my personal life. I lost my father last month, and really have yet to allow myself to deal with the grief of his passing. I've lost a few people who were important to me over the last couple years since my last journal entry, so I've had plenty to ponder as regards
Well, my first solo exhibit, heck, the first public showing of any of my work aanywhere, opened last night at Ketchikan, Alaska's Main Street Gallery. I am amazed, pleased, and humbled to report that it was a resounding success. Hundreds of people showed up for the event, and a quarter of my framed pieces, plus some unframed prints, sold during the opening. Darn near every photographer of note in the area stopped in to wish me well and see my work, as well as others in the arts community, and a healthy dose of art appreciators and supporters from the general public. My employers hosted the hors d'oeuvres (plus other some dish
How would you describe my work? I am not fishing for compliments--just maybe an idea as to what kind of work I present... I'm working up an "Artist's Statement" and bio for a local arts registry, and describing what I do is always a challenge for me. I do want to promote my work, but humility and an overly generous helping of self-criticism really gets in my way sometimes.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Mike Gates a.k.a. Muskeg (https://www.deviantart.com/muskeg)
Oh, and if you haven't been there yet, my website is at MikeGatesPhotography.Com