Calling All Stations
Media: oil & ink on aluminum
Location: in the studio
Hover/tap for Price $3,600 framed
26" x 34" (66 cm x 87 cm)
This painting is from the first roll of double-exposure film that started my Polyphony series, in 2006. The process is to shoot all the way through a roll of film, roll it back and put it away for a few months or years. Then rethread it in the camera so you don’t even know if you’re lined up with the frame of the first shot… hoping for an overlap. Then shoot the whole roll through again, with only a basic guideline of how to shoot the A roll versus the B.
These were the most interesting two images I have ever seen: two frames that occurred one after the other. There was a different image for the background of the left panel; it was the beach shot at 90º and it was so radical that it was what got me excited to start the series. But it was the most challenging of the series and after I had showed it a few times I realized it was too radical, and I painted the night ocean scene, which I prefer. It gives the stage to the two foreground images, the scene out the window in two stuttered takes. I think that it is the best I’ve done yet in my quest to up the ante of cubism: slightly changing the point of view. And not only that, but slightly changing the time of view, like frames in a movie.