Hamonshū

This book was published in 1903 as a resource guide for water designs that could be used by craftsmen. The artist, Mori Yuzan, worked in the Nihonga style, which emphasized the beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics during a period of infatuation with the west. I am infatuated with Hamonshū! I've shot thousands of photographs of waves … Continue reading Hamonshū

Scenic Overlook

Back in May, I had an exhibit at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco. A few of the projects already discussed here were part of the exhibit:  The Fix, Copepodilia, Pacific Falls, and Collision. I also showed three new selections from a series of videos called "In the Time of..." which were inspired by Pool.  The works were … Continue reading Scenic Overlook

diatoms

I recently finished reading The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. It's one of the best books I've read in the past few years, along with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. Both of these books are about the big picture, about deep time and the interrelatedness of all things, living and non-living. The Invention of Nature is … Continue reading diatoms

place

The very opening of Tacita Dean & Jeremy Millar's book Place: "The question, what is place? presents many difficulties. An examination of all the relevant facts seems to lead to different conclusions. Moreover, we have inherited nothing from previous thinkers, whether in the way of a statement of difficulties or of a solution."  – Aristotle, Book IV, … Continue reading place

Cerulean Blues

June and July and nearly August... As I listed these months, counting the time since my last post, a cover of "Fly Like an Eagle" by Tony Crown started playing in the background. It was a slow ghostly version of the old Steve Miller Band song, never heard this version before. Perfect synchronicity. Time keeps … Continue reading Cerulean Blues

Pool

Pool is finally up at Hosfelt Gallery. Well... it's been up for two weeks, but I'm just getting around to posting some photos. So here's how it works: Pool was shot in the tide pools of Salt Point from late January through April of this year. The video is projected onto the floor, passing through … Continue reading Pool