Turing Point: Reflections From a Faraway Place
Preparation Photos for Installation
September 5-28, 2013 at Phyllis Stigliano Gallery, Park Slope / Brooklyn, NYC
Reception: Saturday, 14 September, 4-530pm

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Park Benches, 79x72 in., d.2013 Web Against the Sky, 58x70.25 in., d.2013 Another Soul, 49.5x73.5 in., d.2013 Turning Point: Reflections From a Faraway Place, an installation, summer 2013, Phyllis Stigliano Gallery Turning Point: Reflections From a Faraway Place, an installation, summer 2013, Phyllis Stigliano Gallery
Where Did They Go?, 29.75x54.5, d.2013 The Cobbled Path, 62.25x70.25, d.2013 Turning Point: Reflections From a Faraway Place, an installation, summer 2013, Phyllis Stigliano Gallery Turning Point: Reflections From a Faraway Place, an installation, summer 2013, Phyllis Stigliano Gallery


I'm certain that I'm not entirely alone; everywhere I go, there's evidence that others live, work and play here.

The benches in the park, although covered by a light dusting of snow, had to have been made for others to rest momentarily and take in the beauty of their surroundings. On my trek to my little room and judging by the number of footprints ahead of me, I've obviously just missed the rushhour traffic of pedestrians shuffling to their destination. I'm bound to cross paths with another soul on this path at some point during my stay.

The images of Turning Point: Reflections From a Faraway Place are base on my photographs while I was in Poland this past February. It was a work-related trip but more important, it was at the precipice of imminent change.

Far removed from anyone or anything close to me, the only control that I could enforce was how I went about each day; I made a conscious decision to just breathe and focus on what I had to do. As a universal experience of solitude, this was truly a moment of being hopeful without having any expectations and being receptive to life as it is and not as I would like for it to be.

This frame of mind enabled me to see and hear things clearly and I could appreciate even this simplest setting much more. The universe revealed the true essence of everything in spectacular fashion therefore allowing me to make decisions based on promoting and projecting a healthy perspective for living rather than those clouded by emotions.

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Cierto! no estoy completamente sola; por donde voy, hay evidencia que otros viven, trabajan y juegen aqui.

Los bancos del parque, aunque cubierta por una espesa capa de nieve, tenia que haber hecho para que los demas podrian sentar momentaneamente y disfrutar la belleza de su ambiente. En mi camino a mi pequeña habitacion y a juzgar por el numero de huellas por delante de mi, fue obvio que perdi el trafico de personas arrastrando los pies a su destino. Yo se que voy a cruzar caminos con otra alma en este camino en algun momento durante mi estancia.

Las imagenes del Turning Point: Reflexiones Desde un Lugar Lejano se basan en mis fotos durante mi visita en Polonia el pasado mes de febrero. Fue un viaje de trabajo, pero lo que es mas importante, se encontraba en el precipicio de cambio inminente.

Lejo de cualquier persona o cualquier cosa cerca de mi, el unico control que podria demuestrar fue como me dedique a cada dia; tome la decision de que solo respirar y centrarme en lo que tenia que hacer. Como una experiencia universal de la soledad, esto fue realmente un momento de esperanza sin tener ninguna expectativa y ser receptivo a la vida tal como es, y no como me gustaria que fuera.

Este estado de mente me permite ver y oir las cosas claramente y pude apreciar incluso la mas sencilla configuracion de mucho mas. El universo revelo la verdadera esencia de todo de forma espectacular, por lo tanto lo cual me permite tomar decisiones baso en la promocion y proyeccion de una perspectiva saludable de vida, en lugar de decisiones nublado por las emociones.