This collection started as ‘a means to escape’ other facets of my work that tend to be rigid and precise. The freedom to explore shapes and lines coupled with a return to black and white was refreshing. The abstractions allowed my mind’s eye to roam wildly in a space approximately 6-12” in front of me. I started seeing and feeling the images as they unfolded. They could be microscopic at one end or stratospheric at another. Similar to a reader of a great novel, I was being immersed in the stories my mind created from the various shapes and movement of the lines.
Much like the work of the photographers of the 1920’s, including Alfred Stieglitz and Minor White, these photos have taken on a certain ‘Equivalence’. Stieglitz had photographed clouds and a symbolist aesthetic underlies these images, which became increasingly abstract equivalents of his own experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Vassily Kandinsky, the Russian painter, had written, “colors, shapes and lines can reflect the inner, often emotive, vibrations of the soul”. This is the effect I have been hoping to attain.
These images can be purchased framed for local delivery or matted/unmatted for shipping out of state. Any standard sized print/frame combination is available. I have experimented with grouping 3 images together as triptychs and find this a cool way to display them.