FLEETING and PASSAGE These works examine energy in a variety of ways through the use of raw carbon on digital prints. Carbon is the common component in all matter; these works explore an active rhythmic application of this substance. I view these rhythms as metaphors for the accumulation of moments that make up the formation of thoughts and ideas. This process involves the use of a torch that generates a flame with a blend of oxygen and acetylene. A lean mixture produces a highly carbonized flame. The blend and interaction of air and fuel reference the essential elements. In some instances, the abstract patterns evoke breathing and mental navigation related to various forms of eastern meditation. Other patterns suggest rituals or navigation, reflecting fleeting moments in time, states, perception and emotion. The initial application of carbon beyond the actual photographic image is intended to imply the point of omnipresent abstract passage from one phase to another. This ambiguous border, ever present, reflects the bridge between one state and another, and explores an imaginary language of movement and energy, reality and the imagined.
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