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Photo Art

Super Symmetry

These images, called Super Symmetry, were created by digitally photographing various physical models of my sculpture and architecture proposals. These original images were then down loaded into a computer where they were manipulated in various ways. This manipulation usually included doubling the original image several times and reconstructing it, in order to create a completely different form. In some of the photos, these forms were placed into a site-specific landscape; others are shown as isolated objects. In each case, the hope is to end up with a very unique and unexpected image. Usually these images evolve into depictions of extreme structures that celebrate the beauty of complexity.        

Deconstructing The Houses

Deconstructing The Churches

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Moving Pictures

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My Moving Pictures series of photo art is one example of my ongoing exploration into how one might reinvent the whole notion of what a photograph could be. Traditionally, a photograph is thought of as a static two-dimensional image. In my reinvention of the photograph, I started with static two-dimensional images, and gave them a great number of variations through the movement of specific parts of the photos.

Each photograph has several circular sections that slowly rotate in and out of phase from the original image. Each of these moving sections are attached to special gear motors (mounted on the back of the photographs) that rotate the parts at about one revolution per hour. As a result, the whole image is continually changing. Sometimes the images reassemble back into their original form, and sometimes they do not.

If three sections are not turning in tandem with one another on one photo (at 360 degrees for each) the image changes one thousand and eighty times every hour. As the different rotating sections become more and more out of phase with each other, the abstraction of the original image becomes more and more unexpected. In addition to the number and location of the pieces rotating within each of the photos, the size of the pieces can also vary.

Body Reconstructions

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