Peripheral View Is a series of blurred high contrast images that are printed on clear film and installed at various locations in the scattered green and umber undergrowth of the forest environment at I-Park. These specters depict native and foreign beasts, human and non human animals and random-seeming objects all set into motion at the feather touch of consciousness.
The art installation is ephemeral in time: The pieces were meant to last a short period of time as they are printed with water based inks on clear acetate film. The pieces degrade after a short period of time when it rains transforming in several different ways and creating unexpected abstract works of art.
The art installation is ephemeral in nature: The images themselves are blurry and ethereal suspended on hair thin monofilament, fluttering at the knifes edge of perception. Fleeting as emotions, they are a cohort of boldly indistinct images pervious and weather-afflicted, wholly reliant upon each viewer’s own capacity for identification and interpretation concerning the meaning and purpose of what they’ve seen-or think they’ve seen.
The art installation is ephemeral in memory: The forest can be a scary place with unknown sounds, noises, and shapes. I’ve created these forest phantoms near bosky shadowed sapling arbors to slow the viewer down and allow these transitional images to come into the peripheral view when you don’t expect it with some of the pieces placed together to create various vignettes of ethereal stories.