Where did summer go? I cannot say. Only that it went too fast. Well here we are with the fall semester in full swing. I am staying in the Chicago area for the time being and I'm teaching 4 classes at 3 colleges this semester. The life of an adjunct. I have to remind myself that busy is good, busy is employment. And that is a very good thing.
I am really excited to share that I will be giving an artist talk at the Midwest SPE (Society for Photographic Education) Conference in Louisville, KY. It is just two weeks away (October 1-4) and I am already excited and nervous! I hope I can pull this off! It is hard when your project is still new and still very much in the works.
Here is a link to info about my talk: https://www.spenational.org/conferences/schedule/2015/10/03/lily-mayfield as well as info on the full schedule: https://www.spenational.org/conferences/schedule
I'm excited to hear Abelardo Morell speak again and to see his new work. I met with him years ago as a grad student and I am inspired by the way he sees something truly extraordinary in the most ordinary objects and spaces.
My lecture is called, The Subject Before You. I will share my new series Brood and talk about how I look for artful moments in the everyday which often means opening your eyes to the incredible beauty right in front of you. A philosophy that influences my life as well and helps me get through times of struggle and challenge.