GEODES CONSTELLATIONS SHARDS HOSTS COCOONS FINDS QUAVERS SKIES APPARITIONS ORIGINS SPIRES WISHES MIRACLE GROWTHS ICE RANDOM ACTS BOWS PHENOMENA BUBBLES
 
SPIRES
 
 
EVER NOTICE how everything seems to grow up, towards the sky? Even Magic Monkeys. What's with that? A lot of creativity seems to want to go that way, too. That's what my Spires series is about, the subtle sense that the same force that draws everything skyward is what is pulling art out of me. To create these, I begin by building a Gaudi-esque sculpture, painting it various colors. Then I photograph the sculpture's spires with very little light and exposure, creating dim, semi-abstract, Clifford Still-like, drippy images that you have to study carefully, practically squinting to see what's actually there. 
"Deep Blue #1" | From the series, SPIRES | 2009 | Digital C-print | Limited Edition of 5 with 1 AP | 58" X 45"
"Deep Blue #1" | Approximate unframed scale view
"Blue-Green #2" | From the series, SPIRES | 2009 | Digital C-print | Limited Edition of 5 with 1 AP | 58" X 45"
"Blue-Green #1" | Approximate unframed scale view
Studio View | "Spires" | Sculptural Construction | 16.5" X 16.5" X 84" | Next to the studio piano | 2009
"Rose #1" | From the series, SPIRES | 2009 | Digital C-print | Limited Edition of 5 with 1 AP | 58" X 45"
"Soft Yellow #1" | From the series, SPIRES | 2009 | Digital C-print | Limited Edition of 5 with 1 AP | 58" X 45"
"Soft Blue #1" | From the series, SPIRES | 2009 | Digital C-print | Limited Edition of 5 with 1 AP | 58" X 45"
"Soft Blue #1" | Artist proof in progress
"Soft Blue #1" | Artist proof
"Deep Blue #1" | Artist proof.