Day 302 • The 25th of April, 2023
Day 302 • The 25th of April, 2023
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Day 302 • The 25th of April, 2023

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🌄 Day 302/365 

Love this. Having been down for a little while now, the depression beginning to lift this past weekend has been welcome and necessary, like a weight has suddenly left the top of my head. Where did it come from? Why was it there? Where did it go? I could list a thousand reasons (don’t worry — I won’t) but it would take a lifetime and I only have 63 days of this project left. I often wonder how the book version will read. Will my mood and mental health be evident as it shifts from steady to lower over the course of a year? Will the reader see the progression and regression in a similar manner to how I feel it? Thankfully it’s just a curiosity, as it’s not my place to interpret anything of the sort. I’m just the artist. I believe the reality of my world each day is part of the story and background for each photo (and the entire project) and it’s my duty to be truthful about it. That’s integral to the art. In my opinion, Artists who hide this element of themselves are holding back a piece of the art. It’s not easy, for sure, and I can see why not all of us choose to share in such a way along this path. And, good or bad, it doesn’t last forever. My work will continue after this project ends, though it will manifest in different ways. The time in which I’ve committed to do so daily soon will come to an end, at least in this format. It’s been nice openly sharing along with each new dawn, each new ray of light, but it cannot last forever. That’s what makes it special. 🥹

This sunrise was captured in Kihei, Maui at 5:59am on the 25th of April, 2023.

Printed on lustre photo paper. Three sizes available, including a commemorative 16x20 inch print! All images, big or small, can be printed with or without the date and time. Just ask!

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