"The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember."
A candid moment on the set of "Outside the Box".
The concept of Outside The Box is really a perspective on perspective in many metaphorical ways. It is a cube poised on its point, an object in balance, perfect balance in fact, like two dancers, who, although different as black and white, and contorted, twisted, and asymmetric, are still able to achieve a beautiful equilibrium.
Breithe is Irish for the time when something begins (especially life).
Such was the case when I photographed this early morning image of a passage in western Ireland. Sometimes you feel a new beginning down in your bones and welcome the unknown, full of things that have never been.
The struggle to leave the cocoon is what strengthens the butterfly’s wings so she can fly. From there there are infinite possibilities that await.
Connecting to the real world is what we have been missing lately when we shelter inside our own cocoon.
At what point do we leave our safety, in another indeterminable metamorphose and fly?
"Cocoon" is currently on exhibit at the
2067 West Shore Road
Warwick, Rhode Island
with an ongoing series of selected work
Some things require a little effort. Such was the case with the making of "In Search of the Eighth Color", a photograph that was taken inside a carved wooden coffee table in a 5-Star Hotel lobby.
Relaxing by the fireplace, I was enchanted by the intricate carving and inner color treatment of the rings of wood on the inside of the table that was patiently holding my coffee.
Pulling out my camera, I proceeded to crawl inside of the womb-like opening of the coffee table and took a series of photographs. The sight of my legs and hiking boots sticking out from the table created a few eye rolls and raised brows but I created the image I was looking for.
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”