Exquisite Corpse

Unlike the photo-reliefs, these photo-collages are seamless. They were taken with the iphone app Photosynth which was designed to create digitally stitched panoramas. If deliberately aimed, the photosynth program produces seamless images. However it can also be tricked into stitching together disparate images to produce unexpected collisions, lacunae, warped space and surfaces.

The images above were shot very quickly while moving, intrigued by the shapes and random combinations of detail that can be produced by this program. Like a dream each image combines the information in surprising and suggestive ways, confounding space, creating gaps, and embedding detail to produce images that are illogical but familiar.

Their oneiric quality reminds me of a small circular sketch the architect Le Corbusier drew in Istanbul in which he portrayed himself sitting in an internal courtyard as if from above. The circular image and the birds eye view , the holes where trees were imaginatively removed to reveal the sitter, captures the dreamy quality of protected solitude.

Archival inkjet print on Epson archival paper

Edition of 5 + 2 artist proofs

Image size (l to r) : 10 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches

Image size: 10 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches

Image size: 10 7/8 x 7 inches

Image size (below) : 10 7/8 x 4 5/8 inches

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Cafe Mahmud Pasha (courtesy Fondation Le Corbusier)

Image size (abv) : 10 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches

Image size (below) : 10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches

Image size: 11 x 3 3/4 inches