This was taken last week from a bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo. I’ve seen a lot of rare views of mountains this year.
This is the first true scale study for a larger piece I am working on. This part is about 24 inches by 20 inches.
Like the other study, it is silk screen on mulitple layers of jewel cases, but it is twice the size. I’ve also started playing with leaving some of the areas black and others completely transparent.
Click on the image to see a detail.
Only 30% of people visiting Alaska get to see the summit of the second highest peak in North America, because it is usually obscured by clouds. Fortunately, we were blessed with great weather.
Most people know it as Mt. McKinley but the locals prefer to use the original name, Denali, which means “The High One” in the Athabaskan language.
This is a quick study I did for a larger piece. It is silk screen on mulitple layers of jewel cases. The dark parts are clear with the wall showing through and the light parts are opaque white. Truly a difficult thing to document. Click on the image to see multiple angles.
I guess, unconsciously, I was trying to land somewhere between the photographic portraits of Rodin and the imagery of Jamie Reid. And no, I’m not Jo Jo, the dog faced boy. But at one point, I had a rather large beard.
Roll over the image to see it glow. There is no Photoshop trickery here. The first image was taken with the lights on (duh) and the second with a long exposure in the dark.
This project was therapeutic at first, and eventually became something I had to force myself to finish. Kind of like running a yarn marathon.
It’s approximately 48 x 48 inches. Rug “resolution” is about 25 ypi (yarns per inch), so it had to be big to show detail in the image.
I became intrigued with the idea of this type of imagery colliding with a clean home furnishing item. And, I guess I threw in some childhood nostalgia for good measure. The glow-in-the-dark (anyone else have glow-in-the-dark boxes for your baby teeth?), the skull (raised on punk rock) and shag rugs (the 70’s) all remind me of when I was a kid. Why not jam them all together?
This is my first attempt at a mirror. It was inspired by all of the cloud photos I’ve been taking and the work of Hokusai.
I’m definitely drawn to natural forms built with unnatural materials. I’ve seen a few laser-cut mirrors around and they all seem to stick closely to a square format. I thought I’d give it a go and see what happens with other shapes.
Moving forward, I’m going to add other cloud formations to form a group. Small, medium and large clouds. This would most likely be the large. (5 x 34 inches)
I would really like to hear what people think of this piece. Please leave comments. Or, feel free to contact me if you’d like to purchase one
This was taken while flying at about 5000 feet over Denver Glacier in Skagway, Alaska, on the way to a dog sled camp. I’m not a huge fan of planes. And, unfortunately, while we were winding down our time in Alaska we heard about a number of local disasters. But, flying in a helicopter is like riding in an elevator. Definitely, the best experience of my whole trip.
We had 10 straight days of perfect weather. Which is why we had a viewing distance from this helicopter of approximately 100 miles. Unheard of in Alaska, where the locals in Ketchikan measure their annual rainfall in feet (13 on average!) instead of inches.
Apparently, all I have to do is show up in California and the pictures just line up to be taken. I got lucky and snapped this one in Ocean Beach, San Diego, a few days ago.
I’m on my way to Alaska now. I hope to soon have more nature for you all.
I hope this isn’t the best picture I will ever take, but it very well might be. This almost feels like cheating. Nothing I could make on my own will ever top the grandeur of nature.
Oh, and I’d like to be invited to the Siren Festival next year. I can take a mean picture too.