Posts

"Shattered Past" Photo series 2022-2023

Image
*This Blog is under construction! Artist Statement     My whole life, I have had a fascination with glass and the way it bends light. Back in 2016, I discovered a way to combine my art skills with this phenomenon in my photography. This led to my current photo series, "Shattered Past".     In this series, I channel my Japanese heritage through the ancient philosophy of Wabi-sabi by photographing various types of antique broken glass with a variety of experimental techniques such as water, studio lights, and even blacklights [Ultraviolet light]. Similar to the art form of Kintsugi, all compositions included in my Shattered Past series emphasize how something used, broken, and thrown away as trash can be recovered and made more beautiful than ever before with just a little bit of care.     This is of course a metaphor for broken people who, like the glass in the compositions, can be picked back up and put back together brighter and more interesting than the way they started.  

Artist Autobiography

Image
Robert Kendall Priel Introduction     I am a traditionally trained fine artist; former Associates in Arts: Photography student with a completed Photography Certification from Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland (2018); and proud Navy veteran with six years of free-lance photography hobby experience prior to four years of college.  I currently can be contacted via E-mail  at   prielrobert19@gmail.com    Artist Statement       During my time serving in the US Navy, I purchased a Canon EOS 7-D with the intent of just taking touristy shots of the places I travelled.  Little did I know that I would fall in love with photography shortly after, using the medium to express my devotion to aesthetics.     I was always an artist, but photography was something too expensive to afford before. However, with the help of the GI bill, I was able to attend AACC in Arnold, Maryland where I completed the Photography certification and am currently finishing my photography degree. The “Shatte

Directory for Robert Kendall Priel Artwork Related Links

Image
Robert Kendall Priel Photography & Arts Presents "Shattered Past" Reclaimed Glass Artworks Welcome to my temporary directory page! Here you can follow preferred links to  my current artworks, online stores, and future upcoming events where you can  meet me and  purchase my artwork  in person .  If you prefer a direct line of communication, I can be reached via e-mail at prielrobert19@gmail.com Update:   An online Store is in the works which will be linked directly from posts here on this blog. Keep an eye out for these links if you wish to purchase artworks directly online! Blogger "Shattered Past" Photo Series: 2017 to 2021 (Online Gallery) https://robertkendallprielphotography.blogspot.com/2023/05/shattered-past-photo-series-2017-2018.html Artist Autobiography: Behind the Craft https://robertkendallprielphotography.blogspot.com/2023/10/autobiography.html Facebook Robert Kendall Priel Photography & Arts (Official Page) https://www.facebook.com/people/Rober

"Shattered Past" Photo series 2017-2021

Image
  Artist Statement     My whole life, I have had a fascination with glass and the way it bends light. Back in 2016, I discovered a way to combine my art skills with this phenomenon in my photography. This led to my current photo series, "Shattered Past".     In this series, I channel my Japanese heritage through the ancient philosophy of Wabi-sabi by photographing various types of antique broken glass with a variety of experimental techniques such as water, studio lights, and even blacklights [Ultraviolet light]. Similar to the art form of Kintsugi, all compositions included in my Shattered Past series emphasize how something used, broken, and thrown away as trash can be recovered and made more beautiful than ever before with just a little bit of care.     This is of course a metaphor for broken people who, like the glass in the compositions, can be picked back up and put back together brighter and more interesting than the way they started.     To be "Broken" doesn