Uniting 1 2004
When I was very young, I had a recurring dream where I spun around and around like a dervish while performing math problems over and over in my head. This series mimics that compulsion. That through the action of repeating, an underlying pattern or system that governs the world might be revealed. I created these images by repeating the image of a single tree, side by side, it's equal and it's opposite. The patterns formed by two different oaks, while the same species, would be totally distinct. Like alchemy, the visual repetition is a process that reveals the hidden character of that tree. These photographs are printed digitally with archival pigment ink but using kozo paper, the traditional paper for Japanese sumi ink drawings.