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Homage to the Wind

HD video
16:09
2012

These videos borrow the structure of Josef Albers Homage to the Square. Albers was questioning how we see color, using juxtaposition and setting to challenge what we think of as “yellow” or “gray” or “green.” Using his nested rectangles, I wanted to challenge my own presumptions about my environment. What do I see when I see “sky” or “ocean” or “trees”?

What emerged was not what I’d expected. Each of these five sections – sky, grass, ocean, tide pool, trees – revealed themselves to be portraits of the wind. While they do work as color experiments, the colors and textures are largely driven by the presence – or absence – of wind. In one sense, they became about learning to see the invisible.

Homage to the Wind on vimeo

 
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