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Concrete Evidence: Vol. I
CONCRETE EVIDENCE
—    V O L U M E   I    
And so, I found myself contemplating the abandoned slab of a razed industrial building like a wandering vessel in a sea of concrete. The surface bore signs of a once-mighty skeleton, sun-bleached stains and cutoff steel in a rusty alphabet soup of jumbled letters I, H, C, L, O and U. Faint visions emerged from the shadows of my unconscious like fleeting apparitions, barely visible in the early morning sun. Or, were they memories? Were they mine? ​​​​​​​. . . Aha! They spilt forth at last, the conjured visual poetry of Moholy-Nagy, Calder, Albers, Rothko, Godwin, Kandinsky, and Braque! What generous inspiration! The shapes and lines and textures and colors danced before me and it was all I could do to keep up, to not trip over the camera, to capture them before they escaped me­—
The artist does hereby submit in validation of the above testimony the following volume of evidence cataloging select abstract arrays as witnessed and recorded by the artist—whereby, the artist proposes the following:
1) that beauty may be witnessed in unlikely subjects and locations by one who is present and open
2) that artists stand to benefit from exploring subjects and expressions outside of a previously established voice, genre or aesthetic
3) that, despite the camera's capacity for factual recording, there are no rules in art; therefore, any experimentation in craft or process is good for the creative process
4) that, despite an artist's careful intention toward expression, any experience had by the viewer is an equally valid truth, regardless of how it may deviate from the artist's conceived truth
Exhibit 553A5389
Exhibit 553A5284
Exhibit 553A5289
Exhibit 553A5295
Exhibit 553A5417
Exhibit 553A5296
Exhibit 553A5353
Exhibit 553A5385
Exhibit 553A5294
Exhibit 553A5299
Exhibit 553A5315
Exhibit 553A5317
Exhibit 553A5376
Exhibit 553A5386
Exhibit 553A5306
Exhibit 553A5392
Exhibit 553A5359
Exhibit 553A5363
Exhibit 553A5308
Exhibit 553A5394
Exhibit 553A5396
Exhibit 553A5397
Exhibit 553A5401
Exhibit 553A5409
...some of them peered back at me.
Exhibit 553A5414
Thank you for looking with me.

Be sure to check out Concrete Evidence: Volume II
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The Lovers (Diptych)
I had not planned on pairing any of the images from this project together, but I liked these two together so much that I created a diptych and named it The Lovers as an homage to Magritte's painting by the same name.
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