Folding Time and Space
Hana Maui Coast 01-02
A photographer for 30 years, I recreate events and places much as our memory does: as a holographic mosaic of time and space.
Beginning in 1981, I assembled and collaged many photographs into a larger composition to recreate a photomosaic on a two dimentional surface. First I photographed a place by mapping the background landscape: horizon, sky and foreground. This might take more than two dozen photos. Then I took portraits of people and events occurring in that place. After having prints developed, I manually built a panorama background by assembling the landscape prints. I cut out individual portraits and collaged them into the panorama landscapes.
These large compositions were manually assembled on my floor and many are 40" x 30" in size. Later, I built these in layers, adding a dimensional effect. This is how Photomosaics evolved through the 1980s and early 1990's. Beginning in 1997, I switched to digital cameras, and in 1998 began assembling compositions in Adobe Photoshop. For the exhibition (below) in Berkeley, California in December 1999, I printed 20 inch long Panmagic prints.
For exhibitions (below) in Emeryville, California Dec. 2001 thru Sep. 2002, I used a Nikon digital camera, assembled in Photoshop, adding layers of cutout images for artistic effects. I printed 22 inch long Panmagic prints.
Since 1995, I've been building websites to communicate, educate and display art. Current examples:
2000 | Chichen Itza Mexico | Panama Adventure | 1999 | Tuscany Italy | Kenai Alaska | Martha's Vineyard |
1997-2002 | Wild Thyme Farm | 1981-1995 Photomosaics | Artist's Bio | Panmagic Home |
Burning Man Festival | Video | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2000 | 1999 |