SOLID AND SPACE

These photographs are rooted in the quirky mind/body relationship between eyesight and memory, in those instances when visual perception and the mind’s eye disagree. Magic tricks and miracles hinge on this conflict between what I see and what I know.

A glance at any scene might trigger my memories of geometry book illustrations. That mental imagery of ideal shapes can seem to be a template overlaid on the view. This alignment of the site’s humble lines and the remembered classic forms can bestow a curious air of significance on what I see.

In the blending of highlights or shadows in a scene, boundaries between solid and space begin to soften. If I can’t quite see what I know to be there, the mental imagery of memory offers assistance.  Here too, a mind’s eye template is superimposed on what’s actually seen.

In these encounters, locked in either fragile agreement or odd competition, intellect and sensation are scanned for critical evidence; neither loses, neither wins. There’s a simple delight and a deeper mystery when opposing truths coexist, when what I see and what I know are swirling in a lovely dance.