I am currently working on a series that is provisionally called Surface Tension, based on the structures found in the Texas petroleum industry. Like my earlier work with Venetian architecture, I find these structures both menacing and beautiful. I am immensely conflicted by this industry, which I both rely on and now find to be technologically archaic. These images are attempts to embody the addictive and destructive impulses in humans, as when a small boy, intoxicated by his ability to threaten other creatures, finds himself left alone.
Although my work
is a manual process, and not a photographic one, it is made to reference photographs.
My hope is to convey a sense of the moment, the weight and speed of clarity
and regret, which, ironically, I find always tinted with doubt.