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dark forest series - 2005

THIS SERIES WAS FIRST INSPIRED BY RUSSIAN ARTIST KASIMIR MALEVICH’S 1915 PAINTING, BLACK SQUARE.   THE THICK, CRACKED BLACK PAINT THAT SHOWED THE WHITE CAVAS UNDERNEATH, MADE THE VIEWER CRAVE TO SEE THE REPRESENTATION THAT MAY BE SHOWING IN THOSE CRACKS.  IN FACT THE PAINTING’S PURPOSE WAS TO REDUCE THE FIGURATIVE PROCESS TO THE POINT WHERE IT CANCELLED ITSELF OUT. 

THIS SERIES SOON SHOWED THAT IT ALSO RELATED TO AND WAS COUNTER POINT TO THE BRAVE TREE SERIES.  THE YOUNG FOREST IMAGES WERE DARKENED ALMOST TO THE POINT OF ABSTRACTION: BARS INFRONT OF A SPACE IN NATURE.  A CONTEMPORARY VIEW OR AVOIDANCE OF LOOKING AT THE NATURE THAT STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE THE ELEMENTS TO WHICH IT IS EXPOSED.

 

 

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This series consists of seven images exposed on 2 ¼” negatives and

printed (archival processes) on 16” x 20” photographic paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dark forest no. 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dark forest no. 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dark forest no. 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dark forest no. 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

dark forest no. 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dark forest no. 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

dark forest no. 7

 

 

 

 

 

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