I had turned to photography in 2009 while I was between painting studios and did a series of photo studies that I called "looking down", which chronicled the life of street detritus in my neighborhood. It seemed natural then, and a good counter-stretch for my neck as well, to also do a "looking up" series.
When I did, what struck me was the network of poles, cables, wires, conductors, spacers and other unidentifiable objects that crowd the sky throughout San francisco, all of which had become almost invisible to me after having lived here so long. It seemed like the delivery of power and telecommunications would be an orderly business, but what I saw was organic-looking and chaotic, growing willy-nilly and seeking to connect, like tendrils of ivy.
This series in is an attempt to explore the structures we are building as the nervous system and connective tissue of the body of this city.
All work in this series (unless otherwise noted):
Conté, acrylic on resin coated paper
12" x 12"
I’ve gotten a number of requests for my Starling of Fort Mason prints as holiday gifts this year. Starlings of Fort Mason is a series of monotypes executed in 2005. A limited series of 30 giclée prints are being offered, signed and numbered by the artist. They are printed at the original size of 8″ […]
I’m finishing an exciting portrait commission. Here’s a detail.