Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

My new work is about extending the photographic document beyond the single print using multiple images. I started this in the early 80s and it has periodically shown up over the years. Extended imagery is similar to what a poet might do when combining paragraphs, or a filmmaker does when splicing film into a montage. Recently though, I have devoted my energies to investigating both the grid and linear multiple presentations.

The camera documents better than any device the detail and surface of objects, places, and ideas. Sometimes the involvement with an idea goes on to look at multiple facets; consider what cubist painters accomplished early in the 20th century. Sometimes extended viewing of a visual idea would reveal not only the idea. Time, light, color, and comparison would change during the extended time spent looking.