Condition of the Waters

This work is part of the ongoing De Anima Series exploring psychological and phenomenal aspects of nature and the elements. The imagery in these photo-reliefs was culled over the past year from my snapshots of bodies of water--rivers & streams, salt ponds & lakes, oceans & seas, and an Olympic swimming pool.

   Water is the element of reflection, rejuvenation, and reverie. Water is also a voluptuous substance, sensual and enveloping. How to evoke these qualities in photographic prints? While the curling edges of ‘Condition of the Waters’ suggest the caprice and chop of surface phenomena, ‘Nothing Lost or Forgotten’ and ‘Just Circumstance’ are quieter, ask what is real and enduring in our world, and inside ourselves? 

Nothing Lost or Forgotten, photo-relief.

Archival inkjet print, 30 1/2 x 88 inches. 

Condition of the Waters: Bosphorus I-VI, photo-reliefs.

Archival inkjet prints, approx. 6 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches each relief.

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Condition of the waters: Bosphorus VII, Photo-relief.

Archival inkjet prints, 6 1/2” x 10 3/4 inches.

Not Giverny, constructed photographs. Archival inkjet prints, 6 x 39 1/2 inches.

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Just Circumstance, Photo-relief.

Archival inkjet prints, 6 1/2” x 10 3/4 inches.

The Present Moment, video 1:53