(2018-2019) (Un)Comfortably Lost is a pictorial partner to the album Way Out West by a folk rocker and personal friend of mine Eli Lev (Un)comfortably Lost is a quiet, wordless allegorical reflection on the unforeseen joys of being lost. The narrative explores how feelings of reluctance, uncertainty, and anxiety can be dispelled by maintaining an open heart, an attentive mind, trusting what foreign landscapes have to offer. In these unique moments of travel fear gives way to opportunity, strangers become friends, and the self becomes more open to love.
The project was an exploration of how the creative work of musicians and artists can compliment each other. In this particular case, I worked within our mutual interests in narrative, personal reflection, and the idea that expressive modes of creation can constitute new ways of knowing. Using my visual language, I created sixteen images that reflect my feelings towards themes of travel, faith, and adventure--themes that Eli explores in the songs on the album. The process of creating this project was a pure joy. For the first time, I felt I was really able to combine my love of music with my creative practice to create something that contributes to both domains.
The goal is to self publish and release (Un)comfortably Lost as a book that can be purchased from a number of different sources. Please check back soon for more information on how to purchase your own copy. In the mean time, please visit eli-lev.com to hear and learn more about Eli Lev's music.
(section last updated December 21, 2018)