This work began as a need to document what I felt to be the rarified environment of the art world in which I have participated in many ways. As a painter I was working in one narrow stream of the diverse ways that art could manifest, but as a teacher I was engaging with growing interdisciplinary trends. As an art tourist I became aware of the larger political machinations of the art world and the mountains of work that support it. Beyond that is the distraction of the every day world of materiality that is seen on the way.
The titles provide access to time and place of things that have since been altered, moved, re-purposed, destroyed, or packed up in a crate. Nothing stays the same, and if nothing else these photographs are autobiographical as I try to draw correlations between the situations I find myself in.
The most recent set of digital prints are banner sized horizontal triptychs, 2’x 8.25’, images made with a Canon 5D.