The Ephemera collection features locations and objects, scenery and celebrations, fleeting instants of magic and perfection that seem to give structure, continuity, and meaning to impermanent, fluid, ever-changing existence.
This ordinary play structure on a Southern California beach becomes the centerpiece of a perfectly balanced geometric abstraction. The orange slide and hand rails compliment the bands of blue sky, ocean and the slide’s blue structural supports.
A harrowing public spectacle, reminiscent of photography by pre-eminent lifestyle photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue, captured as this local 4th of July parade begins.
Iconic tableau from the landscape of Americana: the fast-food grill. Here reconceived as a 'found' art installation.
A deeper look at this ‘found’ installation evokes the hopes, dreams and longings associated with matrimony, the most vital of our human institutions.
The delicatessen marries epicurean delight with sustenance in the North American psyche, and also venerates our immigrant heritage. A delicatessen is the happy meeting of old-world flavors and new world palettes.
The airport lounge is a nexus, a weigh station: transition, nervous anticipation, dislocation, chance encounters, common experience. All emotions are available. All contradictions are held. Air travel is always a possible (positively) life-altering or (negatively) life-ending event.
Morning in America. The 'greasy spoon.' This Memphis diner — now defunct ⎯ is located geographically and spiritually in the middle of America. Memphis is a melting pot city on the western fringe of Tennessee, and port of call along the Mississippi River. The central 'common man' reads his, now obsolete, PAPER newspaper. This image examines opposing currents of timelessness and obsolescence.
Bowling is a peculiar activity. No one cares if you’re skilled or not. Yet there is something enthralling and worthwhile about it. The bowling alley is a triumph of low culture, yet the high aesthetics of light and shadow, symmetry and forced perspective are transformative. It is church-like, though unpretentious, and includes the rituals of shoe-change and ball-selection.
Office park as Urban Abstraction. The image conveys emotions around the end of daytime, the close of business, the beginning of a commute, the transition from professional to personal. The style and color scheme explores similar motifs to the paintings of Edward Hopper and John Register.
Life as a cinematographer took the artist to far flung locales. "I always worked as part of a crew, so was usually with colleagues. But there were times, frequently at the end of a workday, when I was on my own and reminded of the thrill and poignant ennui of dislocation."