Part of the Exhibition This Shimmering World at Karsten Greve / Paris in conjunction with Paris Photo 2021-2022
If you take the time and look closely multiple layers emerge that are at the core of the work. In addition, I am also distilling the process of "seeing” (Both physically and spiritually). These images are my meditations and are a constant through my life’s work. The other parallel line of thought that has accompanied me for years is the fundamental connection between drawing and photography. These two disciplines have fed off each other since the invention of The Camera Obscura. I can remember being transﬁxed one day in a Vermeer exhibition staring at the highlights on a wine glass and knowing full well that he was looking through a lens of some kind. Years later I discovered David Hockney’s thesis, Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Master. In it he presents irrefutable evidence that the Renaissance masters were greatly aided by the Camera Obscura. Essentially drawing and photography have walked hand in hand through art history starting with the invention of the lens and optics. I have spent most of my life mining the areas that fall between these two linked art forms.
My photography process is an act of mediation through deep and extended attention and has evolved over time into capturing or rendering different Inﬁnite Systems (starting with the Inﬁnities) that exists right in front of us. I am trying to understand and present the world in its totality. If only we had the means to observe the world as it truly exists think of how differently we would treat each other and our planet…
With the Halos Series I am literally breaking down the interactions of forest plants and trees with the building blocks of Light. Consider that If only we could see we are engulfed in rainbows and starlight how this might change humanity? For me these images are literally like stumbling across the footsteps of God. In a way I am not just talking about physical and spiritual Light in many of my works but the idea of Illumination and true Seeing.