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Concrete Evidence: Vol. II
CONCRETE EVIDENCE
—    V O L U M E   II    
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 553A5391
Exhibit 553A5449
Exhibit 553A5485
Exhibit 553A5427
Exhibit 553A5358
Exhibit 553A5415
Exhibit 553A5416
Exhibit 553A5423
Exhibit 553A5420
Exhibit 553A5428
Exhibit 553A5421
Exhibit 553A5430
Exhibit 553A5435
Exhibit 553A5438
Exhibit 553A5444
Exhibit 553A5432
Exhibit 553A5446
Exhibit 553A5447
Exhibit 553A5452
Exhibit 553A5457
Exhibit 553A5454
Exhibit 553A5477
Exhibit 553A5451
Exhibit 553A5478
Exhibit 553A5462
Exhibit 553A5461
Exhibit 553A5480
...some of them continue to peer back at me.
Exhibit 553A5463
Thank you for looking with me.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out Concrete Evidence: Volume I
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While photographing this subject matter I was faced with infinite possibilities. Sometimes, while trying to sort out the composition, the images seemed to look back at me... such was the case with this curious little guy.
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