CMYK

Tree Circles CMYK is a mixed media exploration of perspective, form and authenticity.  This project is particularly timely in that it is a robust and physically real series of traditional 4x5 photographs in an increasingly hyper-visual age of virtual realities bent by highly digitized imagery. The images in this projectare emphatically non-virtual, but have been designed and executed tohave the appearance of having being digitally altered. Details in the 40x50 inch prints (Traditional C-prints)  reveal the trees in the forest were in fact painted. Shot on increasingly rare, no longer available 4x5 Fuji quickload negative film. Conceptually I am interested in how this project allows me to explore perspective and authenticity in a physical, non digital, geographical sense.  I’m using paint on the trees to bring a 2 dimensional form into existence in the forest. It is the photographs of each painted tree scene that complete each individual work.

This mixed media exploration of perspective, form and authenticity is particularly timely in that it is a robust and physically real series of traditional 4x5 photographs being produced in an increasingly hyper-visual age of virtual realities bent by highly digitized imagery. The images in this projectare emphatically non-virtual, but have been designed and executed tohave the appearance of having being digitally altered. Details in the 40x50 inch prints (Traditional C-prints)  reveal the trees in the forest were in fact painted. Shot on increasingly rare, no longer available 4x5 Fuji quickload negative film.