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        Accretions 15: Ciudad Real, sheet 4                                    Permutations 4: The Tower, All Views 13                                       Details 4: Hong Kong Street, Cells 8/39

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Accretions:
Each work in this series consists of six to eleven separate sheets. The first eleven are printed on 13X19 inch matte paper. except for Accretions 6: Niemeyer, Niteroi, which is 13X20. The works beginning with Accretions 12 are on larger paper. For the "Accretions" up to 11, the image on the title sheet is about 8.1 by 6.1 inches. The single images on the next two sheets are about 11.5 by 8.6 inches. The multiple images on subsequent pages are arrayed to occupy the same area as the 11.5 X 8.6" images, but differently shaped, so some are wider and some are taller. For the "Accretions" starting with 12, sizes vary more, and the image area within a work gets larger by a factor of 10:9 with each succeeding sheet after sheet 2.
Each complete multi-sheet Accretions is issued in editions of 12, each sheet signed and titled on the reverse side. Also, each single sheet is available in a "separate sheet" edition of seven, with the title and sheet number printed in very small type below the bottom left corner of the image area.
Accretions 1: Bernini's Assunta (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2005)   Bernini's S. Maria Assunta, Ariccia, Italy
Accretions 2: Herculaneum (slideshow), or click-through version. (2005)  Herculaneum was a Roman colony whose remains are now surrounded by the modern town of Ercolano, Italy. Herculaneum was destroyed in the same eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD.
Accretions 3: Niemeyer in Brasilia (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2005)  Oscar Niemeyer's Memorial dos Povos Indígenas. A museum of indigenous art.
Accretions 4: Cathedral, Brasilia (slideshow), (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2005)  Architect: Oscar Niemeyer
Accretions 5: Corbu in Rio (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2005)  Le Corbusier's Ministry of Education and Health (1936), Rio de Janeiro
Accretions 6: Niemeyer, Niteroi (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2005) Oscar Niemeyer's Niteroi Museum of Contemporary Art, Niteroi, Brazil
Accretions 7: Hong Kong (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2005)
Accretions 8: Pagoda and Walls, Xian (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2005)  Xian, China; the last sheet shows the Little Goose Pagoda
Accretions 9: Shanghai (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2005)
Accretions 10: Forbidden City and Lama Temple, Beijing (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2006)
Accretions 11: The Great Wall at Huanghuacheng (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2006)
Accretions 12: Berdan Building (slideshow) (about 1.5 minutes), or click-through version. (2006) This building in Toledo, Ohio, was vacant when these photographs were taken, August 6. 2004.
Accretions 13: Añover de Tajo (slideshow) (about 1.5 minutes), or click-through version. (2006) Two abandoned churches in or near the town of Añover de Tajo, which is near Toledo, Spain.
Accretions 14: Toledo (slideshow) (about 1.5 minutes), or click-through version. (2006) Toledo, Spain.
Accretions 15: Ciudad Real (slideshow) (about 1.5 minutes), or click-through version. (2006) Ciudad Real, Spain.
Accretions 16: Mezquita (slideshow), (about 1.5 minutes), or click-through version. (2007) The Great Mosque, Córdoba, Spain.

Adjacencies:
Each work in this series consists of a number of separate sheets, 23 to 51 for the three completed thus far, on 13X19 inch matte paper. Most sheets contain more than one image, and on each sheet, each image is the same size as the others.
Each complete multi-sheet Adjacencies is issued in editions of 12, each sheet signed and titled on the reverse side. Also, each single sheet is available in a "separate sheet" edition of seven, with the title and sheet number printed in very small type below the bottom left corner of the image area.
Adjacencies 1: Iowa Houses (slideshow) (about 2 minutes), or click-through version. (2005)
The title sheet image is about 6.5 inches wide. The diptychs are about 10.5 inches wide; the triptychs about 16.5 inches wide. The images were taken in several different towns and rural areas of Iowa, Mason City, Iowa Falls, Marshalltown, and Cedar Rapids among them.
Adjacencies 2: Iowa Highway (slideshow) (about 2 minutes), or click-through version. (2005)
The cover sheet image is about 6.5 inches wide. The diptychs are all about 11 inches wide. The location is US 151, northeast of Cedar Rapids.
Adjacencies 3: Beijing to Chicago (slideshow) (about 4 minutes), or click-through version. (2005)
Except for the first (title) image of the Forbidden City, taken May 2, 2004, these images were taken May 5-6, 2004, on a cab ride to the Beijing airport and then on a nonstop flight from Beijing to Chicago. All images are presented in the order taken, including the fact that on each single page the images are arranged left to right in the order they were taken.
Adjacencies 4: Brazil (slideshow) (about 8.5 minutes), or click-through version. (2007) [The final sheet lists where the images were taken.]


Colors:
Each sheet is a separate work, and each is an edition of one.
Colors 1: Transitions (2008)
Colors 2: And Not (2009)
Colors 3: Circles and Squares (2011)


Details:
Each work in this series includes 14 separate sheets, 9.9 X 13.2 inch paper, with the image printed to fill the whole sheet with no border. Each sheet after the first consists of enlarged details of areas of the first (title sheet) image. In addition, "Details" 2, 3, and 4 also include single sheet works called "Cells," enlargements of portions of sheets 2 through 13.
Each complete multi-sheet Details is issued in editions of 12, each sheet signed and titled on the reverse side. Also, each single sheet is available in a "separate sheet" edition of seven, with a small four or five-character code for the title and sheet number ("D1, 12") number printed in very small type on the bottom of the image.
Details 1: Largo Argentina, Rome (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2006)
Details 2: Praça, Rio (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version, plus "Cells". (2008)
Details 3: Skate Park, Rio (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version , plus "Cells". (2009)
Details 4: Hong Kong Street (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version, plus "Cells". (2009)


Explorations:
Each work in this series consists of separate sheets, 13X19 inch matte paper, one or two images per page. The last page has explanatory text.
Each complete multi-sheet Explorations is issued in editions of 12, each sheet signed and titled on the reverse side. Also, each single sheet is available in a "separate sheet" edition of seven, with the title and sheet number printed in very small type below the bottom left corner of the image area.
Explorations 1: Minturnae (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2006)
Explorations 2: Kraków and Gdańsk (slideshow) (about 2 minutes), or click-through version. (2006)


Figments:
Each group of works in this series is based on a single image, combined with varied lower-resolution versions.
Figments 1: Fondi 1 (2009-)
Figments 1: Fondi 2 (2009-)
Figments 3: Via Appia (2009-)
Figments 5: Terracina 1 (2009-)
Figments 6: La Bruschetta (2009-)
Figments 7: Near Naples 1 (2009-)
Figments 10: Simmons Hall 9 (2009-)
Figments 11: Mess 1 (2009-)
Figments 12: Catedral 4 (2009-)
Figments: Alls (2009), scroll through.


Kingdoms:
Kingdoms 1: Poland


Likenesses:
In each group, a variety of techniques used in Quarries are applied to portrait photographs.
Likenesses 1: Joe (2010-)
Likenesses 2: Karen (2010-)
Likenesses 3: Christopher (2010-)
Likenesses 4: Amanda (2011-)


Permutations:
Each of these works is a separate, single sheet of images, grouped together under a common title and differentiated by the numbers that follow the title; together the sheets with a common title present many possible permutations of a fixed number of images.
For all of the first three Permutations, each sheet is a unique edition of one.
Permutations 1: Reuss River (2007-)
Permutations 2: Berdan Forest (2007-)
Permutations 3: Pompeii (2007-)
Permutations 4: The Tower (2008-)


Quarries:
Each of the groups below consists of works based on images from the same locale. Each "Quarry" work is a separate, single sheet that arranges rectangular parts of a single image in a different order, or at varying resolutions, or both. All are editions of one.
Quarry 1: Times Square (2009-)
Quarry 2: Illinois Forest (2009-)
Quarry 3: Power Lines (2009-)
Quarry 4: American Shoe (2010-)
Quarry 5: Valley (2010-)
Quarry 6: Venice Beach (2010-)
Quarry 7: Marina del Rey (2010-)
Quarry 8: Construction (2010-)
Quarry 9: Venice, California (2010-)
Quarry 10: Hollywood (2010-)
Quarry 11: Torrance (2011-)
Quarry 12: Refinery, Torrance (2011-)
Quarry 13: Ancient Los Angeles (2010-)


Sequences:
Each of the first four works in this series is a book, originally printed on 11X17 inch glossy paper, folded so that each page is 8-1/2X11 inches. The images are all on the right side. The last page has explanatory text. Sequences 5 is printed on separate sheets of 17X25 inch matte paper, or a few inches wider if bound as a book.
The first four Sequences are not currently available. The plan is to print an edition of these folding books commercially, possibly with different page dimensions than shown here. The complete
Sequences 5: White and Gray and is issued in editions of 12, each sheet signed and titled on the reverse side. Also, each single sheet is available in a "separate sheet" edition of seven, with the title and sheet number printed in very small type below the bottom left corner of the image area.
Sequences 1: Berdan Wood (slideshow) (about 2 minutes), or  click-through version. (2005)
Sequences 2: Shadows in Córdoba (slideshow) (about 0.5 minute), or click-through version. (2005)
Sequences 3: Approaching Cedar Rapids (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2005)
Sequences 4: Traffic in East Dubuque (slideshow) (about 1 minute), or click-through version. (2005)
Sequences 5: White and Gray and (slideshow) (about 3.5 minutes), or  click-through version. (2006)


Trips:
At least for the initial works in this series, each records a bicycle trip on one or more large sheets. Each begins with images of the starting locale, and ends with images of the final destination, but most of the images are from rest stops in between, read top to bottom. Each line of images represents a different stop, or in some cases where more than one locale is represented on the same line, two blank spaces separate them.
This work consists of a single sheet, issued in editions of 12, signed and titled on the reverse side.
Trips 1: Toledo to Chicago (2007)


Venues:
The common principle intended for all "Venues" is that in their initial display, the works will be hung in the locale their images depict.
Venues 1: Terian Center


Artist's Statements:
To learn about my current work I would suggest starting with
Statement 5, and then proceeding to Statement 6 and Statement7 if you're interested.
Statement 1
Statement 2
Statement 3
Statement 4
Statement 5
Statement 6
Statement 7

Statements on Specific Works (starting with the most recent):
Quarry 2: Illinois Forest 1, Remade 10.1
Venues 1: Terian Center
Figments
Colors 1: Transitions
Permutations
Permutations 1: Reuss River
On the "Accretions," and Accretions 14: Toledo


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