This Futile Descent into Oblivion
printed on Giclée Epson Semi-Gloss
This work derives from an exploration of eroded surfaces and, in particular. the effects of water and temperature on sandstone at the macroscopic level. A surface may seem smooth to the naked eye, but under a macro-lens all sorts of pits, gouges, striations and cavities reveal themselves.
These craters, etched into the porous sandstone by the relentless attrition of heating and thawing, are minuscule mines of gold, for it is most likely this invisible world, this world so well hidden from view, that opens up our imagination to places unknown.
Dali knew this when he examined the smooth and lustrous surface of gold with an extreme close-up camera. All those deep valleys and towering ridges; such luminous yellows and oranges. Dali understood more than anyone the power of the subconscious to transform these ridges and valleys into something new.
The power to create a multitude of worlds from so little.