We are all experiencing some life adjustment during this time: a change of work place, a loss of income from loss of work or sales, an adjustment to where we can or can’t go and mostly, diminishing contact with family, friends, and colleagues.
For me, this time is hermit-like in beautiful, natural, not-too-far-from-civilization surroundings, and I am able to work creatively in my studio. I am very fortunate.
But wait – I’m forgetting what day it is, having vivid weird dreams, watching way too much TV.
This is what’s influencing my images. How could it not?
As a Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for over three decades, Riley taught classes in photography, book arts, and water-media. She developed the digital curriculum in photography and commercial design for the Art Department as well as curated exhibitions for the Weil and Islander Galleries. Riley also conducted workshops in historical photographic processes, bookbinding, and water-media in the United States and abroad.
In 2018, Barbra Riley was named Professor Emerita by the Texas A&M University System, relocated to Central Texas, and built a studio in the woods.
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