THE EARTH IS YOUR MOTHER, LISTEN TO THE SKY | 20 Images

   

 

Upon returning to California after many years of living back East, I now see its scenic beauty with fresh eyes. I have a sense of its dreamlike qualities and hidden spiritual essence as well as its aesthetic appeal. As I reconnect with California, I better understand why indigenous peoples around the world have believed that all the things that make up their natural environment are animated and alive. I can feel a life force in the plants, rocks, coastline, mountains, and deserts of Southern California. This series is an effort to explore and represent that palpable force that somehow connects humans with the elements of nature.

This body of work represents a departure from my prior art. Previously, I have exhibited black and white pinhole photographs, Polaroid transfers, mixed media constructions, and large format black and white scenic photographs. Unlike any of my previous work, in this work, I have digitally merged landscapes with human forms. The compositions include many anthropomorphic shapes that harken back to a tradition in 17th Century Dutch painting.  For me, it captures the hidden soul of the place that underlies it’s obvious and profound beauty. I am celebrating my return to California with a new perspective, and a new technique.   

These digital photo collages are printed on archival paper and face-mounted on acrylic.  Each limited edition print is ready to hang, signed and numbered on the reverse side.

 

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Origins and Assertions
Origins and Assertions
Arrested Identity
Arrested Identity
The Earth is Your Mother. Listen to the Sky.
The Earth is Your Mother. Listen to the Sky.
Passage From Slumber
Passage From Slumber
Ambiguous Message
Ambiguous Message
Equanimity
Equanimity
Memory But No Future
Memory But No Future
 Shape Shifter
Shape Shifter
Presence of Thought
Presence of Thought
Somnambulist's Dream
Somnambulist's Dream
Petrification of Emotion
Petrification of Emotion
Transformational Moment
Transformational Moment
Ascent of Gaea
Ascent of Gaea
The Beast Within
The Beast Within
Continental Drift
Continental Drift
Chaos and Eros
Chaos and Eros
Between Living and Dreaming
Between Living and Dreaming
Turbulent Memories
Turbulent Memories
Fortress of Rejection
Fortress of Rejection
Fulcrum of Virtue
Fulcrum of Virtue