ELEMENTS

These images are photo based, but are composed of many different elements. Photography is known for isolating a tiny slice of time by capturing a scene, usually in a split second. Although I use my camera and film to make work as just described, I also use photographs to create the basis for a completely imagined image as seen in this body of work. This process allows me to work with my hands and create images that are simply the result of my imagination. By combining different objects manually (the photographic image with paper, steel and other materials) I create a unique single image.

That image is scanned on a flat bed scanner. I deconstruct the main image by selecting rectangular and smaller square “elements” from it and then reconstruct these new elements into a gridded image (the composite). The materials I use date from the 1860ʼs and the imaging techniques involved in this work span the centuries as well.

Each image is available as a print, the main image or the composite image, or any one of the “elements” that make up the composite. The prints can be formally framed or mounted on aluminum. For example I have mounted individual elements from a composite image on aluminum and hung the individual panels in the gridded form. Presented this way, the work is nearly 7 feet wide and 4 feet tall. The small, unique original layered pieces are also offered for sale.

Please contact me with questions. Editioned archival pigment prints.