Optics | Acoustics investigates the separate, shared and unique connection degraded eyesight has to memory, light, and sound and how collectively they comprise a vocabulary of personal reality and history.
These are the investigations that inform my work, inspired by my father’s loss of eyesight two years before his death. While caring for my father, Harry, I’d ask him to describe in detail what he saw, measuring if his sight was better or worse depending on the day. He would describe the shapes and colors of objects and living landscapes. Our discussions informed my imagination, and I began recreating these visual memories.
Optics | Acoustics Analog mechanics
A modified camera lens distorts the shape and color of the objects I photograph, pushing formal objects into a range of emotions and colors.
Every Project Begins with a Question or two
Do the blurred contours of life meld and wash over time-worn memories of objects and station? Freshly healing, squinting eyes reveal a world beginning to take shape as loosely defined structures. These inflections of color and light inform our lives, giving us meaning, distraction, joy, and pain. Collectively do our visual boundaries build over time to allocate language, love, and kindness?
These large-scale dye-infused aluminum photographic panels are informed directly from the untamed complexity and beauty of life.