Friday, September 05, 2008


Backyard,Venice,California 1991

I was born on this month back in 1963.

For the past few days I've been looking at the relationship of space as it relates to environment and light.

Light defines space.

In the image of the backyard I feel there's a whole universe of things to look at. Funny thing is when I made this negative, I was more concerned with sense of place.

Almost 18 years later, I discover its more about the sense of light and how the light is what defines and creates the tapestry of place. Without that amazing Western ,strong California light....there is no place.

I made one finished Palladium print of this in 1991. Printed on vintage Cranes paper washed in Venice tap water that had the most amazing properties. The platinum and palladium prints I made during my years there ( 1989-1992 ) have a glow that is so unique I can almost always tell when I am looking at a print made in our Rose Ave. apartment.

There is 1 artist work print/studio proof of this image available at this time. The image is from an 8x10 negative which is signed and dated by me. The proof is printed on Japanese Vellum. If you are interested in this please email me and I can provide you with a payment link.