One day I was drinking wine out of a silver goblet when, forlornly, I looked down into the goblet to lament that there was no more wine. It looked really cool inside the goblet and I wondered what it would look like if I photographed it. This began a period when I took all my metallic possessions out in the sun and shot right into the resulting reflections. To my surprise, I ended up with photographs of the cosmos.
Although this project was fun to shoot, and I exhibited and actually sold some of these prints in San Francisco, it coincided with a period of self-examination in which I questioned my continued involvement with photography. I didn’t feel it was my best work, and I even felt that it was too easy. I didn’t feel I could sufficiently market myself from El Paso and as a result, I decided to stop trying to pursue my artwork and instead become a local arts activist. In retrospect, I like this project and feel it contributes to the oeuvre I created for myself. Nevertheless, after I shot these photographs, I stopped working on my art for 16 years.
Signed artist pigment proofs of any of these images are available for collection:
14″ x 21″ on 17″ x 22″ Museo archival cotton paper. $500@
12″ x 18″ on 13″ x 19″ Museo archival cotton paper. $300@
7″ x 10.5″ on 8.5″ x 11″ Museo archival cotton paper. $125@
I also have available many vintage silver halide prints from this series printed on 8×10, 11×14, and 16×20 Kodak paper; terms debatable.