McCobb - I
grew up in rural Massachusetts, and studied creative writing and filmmaking
at Emerson College in Boston, MA. Since this was pre-digital, and color
film was expensive, I was only allowed to use 8mm and 16mm cameras,
shooting in black and white film. Though I have long been a fan of plenty
of filmmakers and photographers who work in black and white, I felt
severely deprived of not being able to use color to help tell my stories.
I already drooled over the set design and art direction in movies by
directors Douglas Sirk and Pedro Almodóvar, and knew that I was
not the kind of artist who would thrive in a monochromatic palate: I
looked forward to the day that I could blast my color up to “11.”
Flash forward years
later, and you can probably see what I mean: as a photographer, I work
in bold, multi-toned colors, and use the visual blast of that color
to light up the eye and spirit. My work splits almost equally into two
realms: narrative, which comes from my love of telling and sharing stories,
and visual, which encompasses my appreciation for design, patterns found
in nature, and graffiti art. Though these are technically photographs,
in that they were made with a still camera (some even with 35mm film),
I think of them as single-frame compositions in a movie or a novel I
have yet to create. www.rosiemccobb.com
or "Connie Mack" specializes in artistic
pieces in many mediums. This 2018 Art Tour highlights work related to
the Trout, Esopus and Fly Fishing. All pieces are handmade and carved.
Bamboo fly rods, fish relief boxes with dovetails, fish nets, and fish
sculptures. Connie also makes furniture, wood carvings, saunas, guitars,
violins, tools, wood sculptures, and more.
shown here at his forge
About my Artwork:
Sometimes I look at things in decay - what someone else might consider
old and useless - and I try and figure out a way to bring it back to
a new life, to transform it into something useful or Nice to look at
or just cool. I'm a craftsman, so naturally building things comes easy.
I love soft colors and the beauty of Flowers in our world. I like to
paint them in a child-like style. Children are as close to Primal Art
as you can get - they see things very simplisticly. They are as Pure
as Angel's That Fly! And Why would I want to shoot for anything Less
Perfection? I make work in pastels, handmade paper, wood, tile, glass,
copper and use all found objects! I Believe it's time to make do with
what we have and stop making the planet any sicker than it is.