I am very excited to have my piece “Parting The Water” in an upcoming exhibition Bits and Pieces at Linus Gallery in Pasadena.
The base photograph for “Parting The Water” was taken at dawn when the sun was just peeking over the cliffs. The play of light and dark intensifies the division between land and ocean, between wave and break, between spray and sky. The churning of the sea after a breaking wave is veiled in shadow. The depth of color is ominous and unearthly. Sharp edges appear that are unlike the softness one expects from water.Bathed in light, cresting waves form a frame to contain the ocean’s power. The spiraling arms of the central star motif draw the viewer in and around, evoking the ebb and flow of the sea itself. At its very core, a basin offers purification and renewal from its depths.
Bits and Pieces can be interpreted literally as well as figuratively. This exhibition explores images that are, on the one hand, quite appropriately made of bits and pieces and, on the other, can be likened to viewing only a portion of the whole narrative.
*Artwork will be for sale at this exhibition
October 19, 2012
5:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
545 S. Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105