"What IS source imagery?"

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In this short digital story, I ask, “What is source imagery?” I give some examples and try to fumble my way toward a definition or at least a series of thoughts about this key question that should haunt and preoccupy the tillers in ANY artistic field.

 

Sandy Brown Jensen

I am a retired writing instructor and faculty tech specialist from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I still teach and am also a photographer, poet, blogger and digital storyteller (short videos).

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  • Wonderful series of questions and source images. You find a lot of doors. You share a lot of icons from nature. You have a compelling voice.

  • What are my source images? You’ve provoked a question I’ll be thinking about for a long time…

    You use the work horse as the focus of the effort involved in daily practice of one’s art. I’ll not soon forget that.

  • Evocative, provocative, powerful, gorgeous. Thank you for asking me that question! It will now walk with me.

    Wonderful work.

  • Oh, Sandy! Each and every one of your images begs me to stop the video to linger longer, and I do–only to find superimpositions as one image bleeds into the next. That was beauty: magnified! Gorgeous affects, elegant images, invocative – coaxing words.

    Your invitation to marvel upon this awe-inspiring world we live in and to work diligently toward…what, is taken to heart. I am still…and yet, following your lead.

  • The poetry with which you posed the question: “What is your source imagery?” resonated deeply with me. This theme is now a conscious one for me that I can explore in my own artistic work and life. It can become a daily meditation that can also help me to focus as an artist. Thank you!

  • Is it possible to know before journey’s end? I’m wondering if identifying source images isn’t a gift of retrospect. But I do see recurring images in my work — water images. Moving water. Rivers, and the three salt waters Anais Nin spoke of as the healers: sweat, tears, and the sea.

  • Source imagery… strikes at the heart of what we were talking about on Thursday past. I think you’ve pretty well nailed it.

Sandy Brown Jensen

I am a retired writing instructor and faculty tech specialist from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I still teach and am also a photographer, poet, blogger and digital storyteller (short videos).

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