On Mountains

 

In 2007 the poet Jeremy Sigler wrote a catalogue essay for my exhibition “Between Us” at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.  He coined the word “ carmera” at that time, referring to my road travels with camera, by car. Framed so, these trips often had a speculative, distant take on the very idea of travel, the conventions associated with it, the images conjured during its anticipation, as well as the form of the work produced upon return.  Ten years later I revisited some of these ideas and repeated a childhood family trip when I headed to the Skyline Drive in Virginia, placing myself on its scenic highway with so many others who had also been lured there. This personal as well as common attraction has been central to the informing thoughts for the works that follow.

Window Light 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 10 x 10 ½ inches

Mountain Dreaming 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 24 x 28 inches

Mountain Book 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 15 x 37 ½ inches

Mountain Night 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 30 x 45 inches

Mountain Storm 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 30 x 45 inches

Mountain Sign 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 30 x 45 inches

Mountain Drawing 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 24 x 29 inches

Side View 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 24 x 36 inches

White out 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 10 x 24 inches

Man Pointing 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 10 x 20 inches

Man on the Mountain 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 20 x 30 inches

Mountain Viewing 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 40 x 50 ¼ inches

Charlie 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 40 x 52 inches

Picture Taking 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 40 x 52 inches

Cabin Fever 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 40 x 58 ¼ inches

Cabin Viewing 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 40 x 58 ¼ inches

Blinds
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 40 x 58 ¼ inches

VA Landscape 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 40 x 64 ½ inches

Sun Setting: PA over VA. Nos. 1-5 
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 30 x 43 ¼ inches each

Sun Setting: PA over VA. No. 4
Archival Pigment on Dibond, 30 x 43 ¼ inches