I’ve got work in 2 exhibits opening this November. One is a set of masks as part of a sculpture exhibit at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, and the other is a trio of canvas prints for the Arizona Opera. These are two of those photos, shot around 2008 for a series I called “Western Zen.” The premise was these were all images of Asian gardens within California, Arizona, Washington and Oregon. They were shot on medium format film with whiteout/ liquid paper brushed along the edges of the negative for a “sumi-e” effect.
I created a Blurb book of the work, and it never really went anywhere. After 7 years I’m still proud enough of the images that I figured nice canvas prints, in an open floating frame, would look really cool as classy wall decor, and thankfully the AZ Opera agreed. It’s always been of big importance to me that the work I make finds some kind of public space to live, even if it takes years, and currently I’m in the rare position to get everything printed and presentation-ready the way I feel the work needs to be.
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