White Noise - 2008
While I have been creating photographic artwork since 1983, it has only been since 2002 that I have been intrigued by the possibilities of photographing people under water. Water, for me, becomes a natural lens that refocuses and reinterprets the painterly aesthetic. Water allows me to move the human figure in unconventional ways. Photography affords me the ability to play with notions of time and place. Seeing through water, rather than through air, makes me re-envision the nature of my relationship to my surroundings. I have become absorbed by the way water heightens and mythologizes human action and experience. White NOise is a collection of 10 Still images and 10 Lenticular images, all approximately 30 x 40 inches, which have been taken underwater. Here, the immersion experiences required in my earlier works (Underworld) are now combined with an attempt to extrapolate from the watery matrix in which they begin, a physical expression of the experience of selfhood. The White NOise works attempt to show us simultaneously the inside and the outside of the human act and its possible meanings.