The Fury of Time
of desires and apprehensions …
The invisible cities.
Cars, voices, a radio tune, television streaming through a window, children playing—these are some of the things you would find in any city in the world.
Observing a single place for long periods, at different times of the day, gave me different details and perspectives. I wondered about these buildings—the broken windows and missing tiles, the mystery and lacunae of old things. I wondered about the people who live there, about the forced intimacy of crowded conditions, and intuitively, I started taking photographs in a different way. I took multiple shots of the same place, as opposed to the painterly aesthetic of single photographs. This technique allowed me to build a single image from two to four photographs in almost parallel perspectives. The sequences were then stitched together using digital techniques. Once collaged, the images did not match perfectly: similar to the original buildings, there were missing parts in the final image.
It is uncertain what is going to happen with these structures, the historic architecture of
Medium: Photographs were printed on Mulberry paper using archival pigment inks. Media borders were hand deckled and then coated with encaustic media (an ancient technique that use melted bees wax and dammar), then fused to the back and front of each print.
Panels: Size of panes goes from 76.2 cm to 140 cm (30 in -55 in) x 56 cm (24 in), hanging from the ceiling
A limited edition of 2 prints
Prints Byte; the cutting edge of printmaking, SOMARTS Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, February 5- to February 27, 2010. Hosted by co-curators Justin Hoover and Hanna Regev. Photos of installation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/somarts/4367003734/in/photostream/
New Visions, juried by Michael Itkoff. Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. January 13 to February 13, 2010.