Contemporary Archeology: I like things.
Thousands of years ago humans lay on their backs under the night sky and looked up at the stars. What they saw in those stars was a projection of their own mythologies; imaginary lines connecting the distant points of light into recognizable forms - Hercules, Orion, Pegasus.
Of all the things a man might see, he sees what he knows.
This series, called Contemporary Archeology, is an exploration of portraiture. Comprised of hundreds of layers of architectural data, each panel is a palimpsest of theoretical concerns of the collective architectural mind.
The intaglio printing of this data yields a visual field - the "Field of Possibility" - an aggregation of subjective proposals resulting in a new objective field.
From this vastness a subject emerges.
In variations of these works I have seen my own history and my own mythology. Emerging from "the field" you will find buoys and vessels, iconic references to navigation.
In other works "the field" remains non-referential; a window, an infinite abyss - for us to linger and recognize other constellations of identity.