Artist's Statement:
The Stereo Eclipse series is based on color interaction and represents an exercise in meditation both in the creation of the singular images, viewing them on the computer, and in their final realization as prints. The hypnotic effects and depth of field created by color relationships have been implemented based on the theories of *Josef Albers and his observations about color interaction. I combine the aesthetics of atmospheric blur with hard edge minimalism, layering of light and darkness with planet-like circles to create eclipses - a metaphor for being in the background, foreground or periphery. Color combinations create a range of subtle to turbulent pulsation giving the images a rhythm and kineticism. The bifurcation of the plane by conjoining pairs creating a distinct top and bottom to the images references the woofer and tweeter configuration of a speaker and embellishes the dynamic minimalism alluding to an audible component. The Stereo Eclipses are silently alive with sound that the viewer might imagine.

*Twentieth century artist Josef Albers was a color theorist and art educator who conducted extensive experimentation and analysis of color interactions. He demonstrated how our perception of individual colors is affected by combinations of colors by devising compositions that would remain constant while he applied variable color combinations. These exercises highlighted the effects of color relationships to each other in a methodical and scientific manner. He unlocked the mystery of color interaction in a variety of contexts to explain how phantom colors mysteriously appear, two different colors can be perceived as the same, the same color can be perceived as different, and how certain color combinations can become alive with vibration.
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Stereo Eclipse No. 01, Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, Edition of 3
39 x 23 inches (image size 32 x 16 inches)
STEREO ECLIPSE