This past summer, I photographed David Hale’s ‘Meet the Artist’ workshop at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. here in Athens, GA. The workshop was the reception for his weeks-long showing of pieces from his collection entitled ‘Vessel: An exhibition of paintings and prints by David Hale’, installed in the CCBC Gallery. From the artist:
: vessel :
This body of work came out of a great emptying and a great replenishment. I believe we and all of Creation are inherently vessels, and this body of work is a testament to that nature. There exists no greater calling than to be a container; to properly fulfill this role one must be willing to be hollow in order to be full. My role in these pieces of art was just as a vessel for their creation, and they are vessels within themselves. One act of creation is a reflection of all of Creation. It is no coincidence that so much that is seen here is somewhere between: plant, animal, human, and Spirit; here between these worlds is where we remember that we are not just bystanders to Creation but actually woven into and throughout this ever-present and infinite tapestry that is Existence. I hope this work of my hands and Heart is a reminder that life came from Life, as light from Light, and this Cycle is unending. I am ever-grateful to be a vessel. –David Hale
These are some of the photographs of that workshop, and I really enjoyed working with David again. Also, participating in this workshop was artist Emmi Walker, who is in the process of completing art school at Lamar Dodd School of Art. She has already created an impressive body of work and I’m looking forward to seeing her continue to grow and be recognized for her talent.