ELSEWHERE:

WORKS IN- 

PROGRESS

2018 - 2019

**ARTIST BOOK 1

 

ELSEWHERE: 25 Images

that may Refer to Any of 25 Texts

 

*  An artist book with loose pages. 

*  Inside the cover, two pouches.

*  One pouch for images of 25 places.

*  One pouch for 25 texts. 

*  Each text begins: A place 

*  Pages in image section in the pouch may be arranged and rearranged in any order.

*  Pages in text section in the pouch may be arranged and rearranged in any order.

*  Inside the back cover, the total number of permutations possible for 25 images.  

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**Differences between Artist Book 1 and Artist Book 2:  

*  Book 2 has images of 25 Objects (not places). 

*  Each text begins: From a place--

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In these 2 photo/text works, I continue to explore how language informs or changes our perception of images. Unlike my prior series, however, the images and texts are separate, (not only in book form but on the wall).

 

The original photographs, mostly analog, were taken on my travels to many parts of the world over decades. They are mostly of nature. I digitized the photos and altered them, often using only sections of the original images.

The texts are either impossible, indeterminate, or possible. I continue to play with possibilities and question what images mean when both text and image are ambiguous. What is not ambiguous is the total number of possible combinations of images and texts.

 

Presented here are some randomly chosen images in random and changeable arrangements of places for  Book 1 and objects for Book 2. Some texts for each book are presented as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOME TEXTS FOR PLACE PHOTOS:

 

A place where something may be missing but no one knows what it is.

A place where someone may may know what happens next.

A place where the past may happen over and over.

A place where the future may have already happened. 

A place that may be known by an unknown knower.

 

A place where what is known may also be what is unknown.

A place where something may happen that is seen by no one.

SOME TEXTS FOR OBJECT PHOTOS:

 

From a place where what was dreamt may be real.

From a place where the past happens over and over.

From a place where what has happened may not have happened.

From a place where everyone's secrets may be known.

From a place where fear may shape beliefs.

From a place where lies may be believed.

 

From a place where what is broken may never be fixed.

From a place where change may be unknown.

From a place where clues may be overlooked.

 

From a place where uncertainty  may be unknown.

From a place where limitations may be unknown.

From a place where what is remembered may never have happened.

 

 

 

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