What I said in my most recent post of 2/24/19 – about snow and ice in the atmosphere altering the light – plays out to the extreme in this work.
A camera captures light, then displays what it thinks you want to see based on its programming. But it actually captures a lot more than it displays – different hues, different spectrums, different interpretations of light and dark hidden way down in the pixels. What I do is excavate into those pixels to see what else is there that I can use to create art.
This capture came during a tapering snowstorm at night, the sky glowing in that alien ice laden atmosphere. The light source, a streetlight, throwing deep shadows across the white snow. The tapering ice in the air acting as a prism tearing the streetlight apart and hiding the body parts deep in the image’s pixels, obscure evidence requiring an abstract imagination to uncover.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.