2016 – Present
In the mid-1990s I was exposed to the work of James Turrell for the first time. It was in Los Angeles, at the home of a private collector, where I had the privilege of wrapping myself in a blanket at dusk inside “Second Meeting”, one James Turrell’s early skyscapes. It was a profound sensory experience that has stayed with me all these years.
This series, sharing the name Second Meeting as homage to Turrell, began as a visual exploration of my experience in the hills of LA. Images of Turrell’s skyscapes were my launching pad, and from there I began a journey of riffing, boundary pushing, and taking artistic license that has been nothing short of exhilarating and deeply satisfying. I see no end to where this work will take me.
Using photographic prints as my medium, and the instruments of a traditional craftsman – cutting tools, straight edges, rulers, ink, tape and glue, I start with a color then layer in light, texture, focal points and remnants from other works in this series. The end result is a mixed-media collage representing the vast and distorting experience when light, color, texture and form converge within a confined space, yet without limitation.