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The Nature of Particles series consists of abstract photographs of ordinary particulates, that we observe in our everyday surroundings as floating fragments seen in shafts of light.

The genesis of this concept revealed itself earlier this year from a combination of circumstantial and cognitive sources as precautions and ultimately self-quarantine measures took hold in New York due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With an interest in art and science, I was left to interior observations which felt like harkening back to a time of DaVinci or Thoreau and detached observation of nature. My Nature of Particles series allows a safe distance for one to contemplate both positively and more recently, negatively, what could be happening below the threshold of unaided human sight. I capture the particles in motion. These tiny spheres seem to whirl in unseen eddies, roil in orbits, settle in spots and move on to circulate on invisible flowing currents of air. I use this commonplace occurrence to explore interesting visual possibilities that might remind us of a starry sky, or finely stirred deep ocean sediment or even as a visual immersion within a stream of flowing bubbles.  The scale is intentionally left unknown by providing no familiar object for comparison. It is left to the viewers imagination to wonder if the image could be the bright spots in the Milky Way or atoms seen through a high-tech microscope. Read More

The “Nature of Particles” Portfolio consists of 30 photographs created in the artist’s studio in New York.  during the winter/spring of 2020. Captured with digital media, the final photographs are produced by the artist in limited editions on museum-quality archival paper. 

 

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