Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Senior Thesis Project

Hi Everyone!

Check out my senior thesis project book, "Come Daybreak We Will Live Forever", now available on blurb.com! You can see the whole book in the preview on the site. I used photograms (an early camera-less photographic process) and prose/poetry to reinterpret 20 scenes from classical Greek mythology.

You can even buy a copy for yourself, if you are so inclined, but I am the brokest art student on the face of the earth, so I totally understand if you don't. :)


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Facebook Page

Hey All,

I made a Meg Dolan artist page on Facebook. You should like it!



Monday, March 21, 2011

Ten Photographers Show

Hey All,

I'm in a show at the BI Worldwide Gallery in Edina, Minnesota! Hooray! I have two photograms up. I have yet to do the internet-unveiling of my senior project photograms, but soon, I promise. I'm doing my final shoot in a week, and after that it is hardcore editing, and printing to get the book ready to go to the bindery.

So if you're near Edina, check the show out. It is in one of the BI Worldwide Complex buildings on Bush Lake rd.

Featured Photographers (click names for work!):

Lucas HallSarah SwindleCarla RodriguezCharlotte Ferguson • Stu Brown• David McCauley • Hannah DelonAriella SchreckMeg DolanGrace Keaton

Poster design by the lovely Brian Mueller.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tumblr Life.

I'm Tumblin' Again.

You should check 'er out.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

So Where Have You Been, Meg Dolan?

So, it's been a while. A very very long while. Tarot project was a flop. First I shot some preliminary photos with models. Then on advice that I took way to personally, I decided to build 3D models of Tarot cards and photograph those, then I changed them more into kind of bas-reliefs, which I hated hated hated working on. We had a guest crit with James Welling (photograph below from his Glass House series), and he voiced some discomfort with the form the Tarot had taken, that echoed what I had been thinkging about it all along. He said he liked my older mythology-based work, and told me not to ditch the horse that got me here. And somewhere around here, I discovered my new found love of Photograms, which I hadn't even thought of since my photo class in high school.

And then my house burned down over Thanksgiving, and I took incompletes for my classes, and now I'm struggling through a hybrid bas-relief photogram Tarot project just to get credit for that class, even though I still hate it.

I do however love my new photograms. See Below. All based in mythology, possibly with accompanying small prose poems to contextualize them in relation to my life, and often to reinterpret them. This is a preliminary test for Daphne and Apollo.

I also documented our house fire, and continue to document the process of recovery. I'm very happy with those photos as well.

Look for a major website revamp soon. And more photograms. Mmmm, mmm, good. Also if anyone has a Hurdy Gurdy they'd like to donate to me, I would appreciate it forever. I'm quite stuck on them lately.