2017 was a productive year. So much so that I’ve fallen behind on updating this blog over the last few months! My apologies.
Rather than trying to catch-up, here’s a round-up of the year’s highlights:
Last April, I was in residence for three week at Cill Rialaig, County Kerry, Ireland. I lived and worked in my very own cottage on the side of a cliff facing Ballinskelligs Bay. It’s an area full of both Neolithic and early Christian archeological sites. Of course, I spent much of my time walking the surrounding hills.
In October, I participated in Common Ground, an interdisciplinary group residency in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland. It was a week of intense conversation and creativity among a dynamic and international group of artists. Of course, I went walking in the mountains almost everyday!
I have a new portfolio online, “Summer Grasses” : https://www.alexandrahuddleston.com/summer/
The work was made during my third pilgrimage, the 700 kilometer route from Le Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the south of France. Although the photographs are online, in some ways the project is still ‘in progress’ since I’m in the middle of working on the book, which will be the true ‘final version’ of the work.
“Vertigo” is now a hand-bound, limited edition artists book (of only 5!).
You can learn a bit more about the book here: https://www.alexandrahuddleston.com/books/
Photographs from “333 Saints” were part of an excellent article in Ultreia (July – September 2017, pp. 35–50. Print) on Fondo Kati’s amazing work in historical research and manuscript conservation: “D'Al-Andalous a Tombouctou: Le Fabuleux Voyage Des Manuscrits De Tombouctou”
Tupelo Quarterly featured a small poetry-photography collaboration between myself and my brother, the poet Robert Huddleston: http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/pied-beauty-by-alexandra-huddleston-robert-huddleston/
Gerhard Clausing wrote a lovely little review of “East or West” in The PhotoBook. (29 June 2017) Web. : https://thephotobook.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/alexandra-huddleston-east-or-west-a-walking-journey-along-shikokus-88-temple-pilgrimage/
As always, thank you for your interest my work.
Artists exist only through the kindness and support of their communities. As I look back on the work and accomplishments of each year, I am reminded that everything good that has happened comes from this foundation: Thank You!
All the very best,