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So I recently was in a group show with some of my good friends for my last show in Pittsburgh, PA before I head off to grad school at CCA.  It was especially important to me since I had my first major exhibition at Unsmoke Art Systems, and here I was again three years later for my last.  Unfortunately I ran into a lot of health problems during install so I wasn’t on my top game, but I’m glad to say the work came out exactly as I had hoped.  In the end, a total success!  I am eternally thankful for friends and family who helped me with this install.  _DSC1554 _DSC1558 _DSC1563 _DSC1565 _DSC1568 _DSC1571 _DSC1572 _DSC1575 _DSC1579 _DSC1582 _DSC1585 _DSC1590 _DSC1591 _DSC1599

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Lately I have been thinking about the gypsy lifestyle.  No, not the kind of gypsy that you see on TLC’s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding but that old traditional view of it.  Being in a caravan and traveling around.  I can’t stop imagining about what it would be to be a modern nomad.  Sure, people do it all the time.  Would I be able to?  No.  I’ll be the first to admit it.  Let’s be serious, I could probably not even camp out in my backyard.

Yesterday I watched this video and was totally blown away.  For those of you just reading this post, I’m planning on going to Wyoming for two weeks now in July.  This is my first time going and doing anything like it, so I’m pretty excited.  But this video is exactly what I would love to create related to my own trip.  Sure, I’m not going to China or Cambodia or anywhere else spectacular. I’m staying here in the States.  I find beauty in just the city I’m in or just going to the airport.  Why not make a video of it?  I can’t imagine the shots I’ll find in Wyoming for my video/photos.  Add in some dolly shots and a really moody song and you have yourself a heartfelt video.

Pittsburgh has its little spots that have that grimy sense of wonder.  There are a lot of old pockets in this city, and not too many people are fans.  I love them.  They make for great photos and bring on a sense of nostalgia whenever you’re around them.  When I see these places it makes me want to go explore them and to capture them in as many images as possible. These are taken around Braddock.  I dragged my boyfriend to drive me all around that city.  Wait until he hears that I want to go back.