Photographic sketches of the watchers of San Francisco
You feel them as you traverse the city, watching over us from countless windows, lampposts, and billboards. Their faces, often angelic idealized versions of ourselves, bear mute witness to the street life around them as they reflect our busy little activities.
They are The Iryin, fallen angels sent to watch over mankind. The sixth chapter of Genesis refers to them as “The Sons of God,” and the book of Enoch relates their distraction from their task of oversight by the beauty of man and their fall into lusting for us. They seduced us both physically and with the temptations of forbidden knowledge, teaching man the arts of enchantments, cosmetics, ornaments, astrology.
These unmanipulated Hipstamatic iPhone images catch the watchers of mankind gazing at us and slyly seducing us with their beauty and the promise that, if we study them carefully enough, for long enough, we can learn their secrets and become as they are: forever young, eternally potent, immortal.
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.