"Lost In My Life (disposable jobs)," based on the work of Rachel Perry Welty.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I went back to school this year. Well, the semester is almost over and I turned in this photograph (see above) as my final project for my Visual Communications (art) class at Northeastern University.
The assignment was to choose a contemporary artist; to look at their work; and to then create something that would fit in with their portfolio. I chose Rachel Perry Welty and her “Lost In My Life” series. I call the above photograph, “Lost In My Life (disposable jobs).” I came up with the idea after being laid off last month.
Welty uses disposable and/or deleted items in her work. Her most notable work is “Karaoke, Wrong Number,” where she uses wrong-number messages left on her answering machine over a three-year period.
I used newspaper “Help Wanted,” sections and headlines about the downfall in our economy to illustrate disposable jobs in our throw-away society.
Shhh! Wine Is Resting
The wine is resting comfortably in my basement. On June 3, it stomped fermenting (you can tell when it stops boiling) and so I took it out of the oak barrel and siphoned it into two 5-gallon glass carboys and three liter quart barrels: 10+gallons, more than I expected.
It will now sit in those carboys for about a month before I siphon it out into two fresh and clean carboys. The idea is to not let the wine sit ontop of the dregs for two long. From here on out, it’s a matter of bottle exchange and bottle washing. It should be ready to drink by late August or early September.