The GIFs grow in size. The artist becomes burdened by the art. Weighed down. Constrained. And there is much to be done, and much more to do. In the past, I would try to temper to make accessible. And that is still something I aim for, think about, when it comes to these splices of life, these scrapes across the surface.
In this moment, though, I ask, not out of laziness but through meditation and persistence, why make smaller? Why not make larger? And in doing so, I wonder if I can connect further with the trees, the water, the earth, the stone. In ways that I may have not been able to in the commodification, or the objectification, (or both), of the image.
In practical terms:
These GIFs are large. They probably will not load in the browser fast enough to result in a pleasant experience. But they might. Designed for offline viewing, I recommend downloading them individually. Right click, and then “save as.”
But perhaps the flickering of lag will add to these GIFs in particular–large in byte size as they are large in dazzling effect.
November 2020 GIF download links:
- Taylor River and Otter Falls 1
- Twin Falls 1
- Twin Falls 2
- Twin Falls 3
- Twin Falls 4
- Twin Falls 5
- Twin Falls 7
- Twin Falls 9
- Twin Falls 10
- Twin Falls 11
Note that “Twin Falls 2” GIF is a segment of the much longer Twin Falls Video, which is available to view and could accompany, overlay, or serve as division, a la river fork, with the GIF.
And yes, two GIFs did not make the linear sequence above.
And yes, there are more GIFs in this bundle. They range from the cottonwoods along a Southern Arizona river to the waves off the Puget Sound from the lighthouse at the Discovery Park. From early December, 2020, they are: