The visual that I’ve assembled for this exhibition arose from the desperate confusion I experienced in attempting to somehow settle on a meaning for “Red, White, and Blue”.
My solution: after individually Googling each color I then (in acknowledgment of our nation’s union) selected the 50th result for each one.
In terms of composition, I made very few decisions, allowing the images to literally fall into place.
I found something poetic in this process of creating rules to govern an outcome that would assuredly be haphazard. There was something reminiscent of the conflict that ensues when various peoples and ideas vie for dominance. The unanswered question remains: is it chaos or harmony that will ultimately prevail? Although we daily witness indications of both possible outcomes, I’m reminded that the Universe commits itself to neither. Chance plays the largest role, whether spot-lit at center stage or hidden in unseen mechanisms, acting as deus ex machina. Or is it diabolus ex machina?
Climate crisis, high-end décor, and our planet’s azure ocean seen from space– considering the provenance of each image I feel like I learned something, although I’m not sure what.