My the first large-scale in-person show since the Covid-19 lockdown is Helios Fine Art “FLUFF Show” Las Vegas, NV. The invitation from Helios arrived while traveling through the pacific northwest. Overjoyed, and overwhelmed at their respose I began making the physical artwork for this experimental piece.
Working with experimental processes is incredibly frustrating and rewarding. I see pictures of the completed work before it’s finished, like watching a movie. These notions expand, spiraling from my thoughts onto paper or digital sketches. Manifesting in the computer’s digital space and leaping into the physical world. Producing a unique set of work is exhilarating and addictive.
Lens Impairment, Polaroid on Mylar v1: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, 2021 took weeks to create and make real. The (4) 36″x36″ Archival pigment prints on 315g Hahnemühle paper is mounted on DiBond aluminum panels.
Lens Impairment, Polaroid on Mylar v1: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, 2021, Doug Winter
Below are excerpts of visual investigations related to Polaroid on Mylar v1. My experiments and writing about visual impairment and ideas based on medical journals and mythology run deep.
Individuals perceive the nuances of color very differently and in viewing the work here. As a result, anomalies appear to present themselves and recede, mimicking the lived experience of the day-to-day visual perception unique to each person.
The connection of one sense working properly, comprehending speech, and hearing but sight failing, combine the two in one image. This crude artistic interpretation, I believe, replicates an ocular impairment and legal blindness.
My friend and long time photo colleague, Mike Hill, made photographs of the installation during the opening reception at Helios Fine Art “FLUFF Show” Las Vegas in Art Square. Unfortunately the artwork was damaged during shipping and needed to have a light frame surrounding the images. The staff at Helios did a beautiful job hanging the work and coming up with this elegant solution. Here is a link to Helios Fine Art.