This self portrait was created in effort to surface and amend aspects of myself that have largely left in the dark; spirituality, love and our short time bound to our physical selves on this earth. Having never identified to any specific theology or religious creed, the temporal transient nature of our fleeting existence has remained a subject of great ambiguity for me. Having always aimed to rationalize, and interpret traditional perspectives of the afterlife, the loose descriptions and emphasis on belief have always surpassed my ability to attain any tangibility. My only real personal experience that parallels the conviction associated with inexplicable blind faith, is the connection found between my wife and I. Love is ethereal, invisible, infinite - as is spirituality. I see no difference between the two. This has been my inspiration. The Mural is composed of two panoramic portraits lined up head to head, each composed of five prints. Above each of the figures abdomen, intertwined arms construct a 32”x32” knot. My wife’s arms are above my portrait, and mine above her own. These ‘knot’ compositions constructed of mirrored negatives, illicit a sense of an eternal bond, an infinite caress. Between these two images, and above the panoramic, a 40"x48" ‘sun’ is displayed. This macro photograph of a rose quarts sphere is representative of the space in which we occupy. these chromogenic prints; segmented into individual 20"x24" images can be read on their own, within is constructed context, or within the entirety of the mural in its current state of 8'x24' display size. The project is intended to evolve and change in parallel with my life, and in this fashion, all the components are subject to change, modification or expansion.
8'x20' Photographic Mosaic composed of 20"x24" chromogenic prints. 2014