Oracle Series

2009

These 5 silver gelatin prints (Edition of 6 each) introduce photography as a new medium to my method of working as well as being a return to a pivotal moment in my development as an artist.

More than a decade ago I left the familiar confines of paint and canvas and challenged myself to find new ways of creating work that seemed more pertinent to my increasing desire to move beyond 2 dimensions. In a necessary break from what had become a comfortable process….I stripped away everything familiar and essentially started over. Using the most immediate and available materials on hand at the time ( i.e.black rubber-bands and nails ), I began to build my work back up one line at a time. Those humble beginnings have led to many installations and investigations into other materials and I see that work as the basis for everything I’ve made since.

Oracle series (one through five) is a new work combining the elements of drawing and spontaneous sculpture that have continued to capture my attention. The result is a series of photographs that are as enigmatic as the title suggests, existing somewhere between drawing, sculpture and photography.

Special thanks to Jenny Sampson for her incomparable printing skills and commitment to this project.

Oracle 1, 2009 
Selenium toned silver gelatin prints custom printed by Jenny Sampson at Rayko Lab, San Francisco.
19” x 15.75”
Edition of 6.

Oracle 2, 2009 
Selenium toned silver gelatin prints custom printed by Jenny Sampson at Rayko Lab, San Francisco.
19” x 15.75”
Edition of 6.

Oracle 3, 2009 
Selenium toned silver gelatin prints custom printed by Jenny Sampson at Rayko Lab, San Francisco.
19” x 15.75”
Edition of 6.

Oracle 4, 2009 
Selenium toned silver gelatin prints custom printed by Jenny Sampson at Rayko Lab, San Francisco.
19” x 15.75”
Edition of 6.

Oracle 5, 2009 
Selenium toned silver gelatin prints custom printed by Jenny Sampson at Rayko Lab, San Francisco.
19” x 15.75”
Edition of 6.