LAND AND SEA CHANGE 1-2-3

Land & Sea Change" : is a collection of quick sketches from memory and observation, drawn from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle on the California coastline. Each  quick sketch blends the fleeting imagery gleaned along the time intervals of what was perceived for the duration of the drawing.

The horizontality of the Pacific Ocean front, the similarity of all constructions that border California highways,  the change in light through  time of day, and the prevalent Western exposure result in a the fleeting and fluid recollection of sea/landscapes morphing into one another as in a permanent "Sea Change".

The image selection in the large prints shows some of the 500 sketches used in the prototype of the machine. The sketches are compressed vertically and printed on six belts of different length, to allow their cycles to repeat only after nearly a trillion combinations.

 

 A spherical  handle rotates the belts altogether. As the eye focuses on one landscape, the previous landscape vanishes through the anamorphic distortion created by the lens.

 

Occasionally through a process known as "phasing", six images will line up. Image per image or in a group, and because of our connection to the idea of "alignment , it  will evoke the illusion of some tangible experience.