COLOR ZEN GAZE
"Color Zen Gaze" is a sub-series within the "Color Zen" series, my ongoing obsession with photographing images from the TV screen on analog film. "Color Zen Gaze" features double and triple-exposed images of models that I photographed on a TV screen, then deconstructed and reassembled the films into square compositions that imitate the screens, images, social media, and body culture we encounter every day; it's a reflection of the jumble of faces and skin illuminated in electric-charged color, stimulating the conscious and subconscious.
Images like these flicker into our eyes in short bursts, heavily eroticized regardless of the medium, product or demographic, to deliver messages intended to make us desire something. These images work because all too often we sublimate our internal desires, desires of all kinds, by buying things. "Color Zen Gaze" is a visual replication of the electricity of desire; a tableaux of the fragmented, plastic depictions of sexuality we see throughout our lives. The works are themselves have a desire to envelop and caress the eye with luminous, neon color and the glow of sun-drenched skin. A Color Zen Gaze composition is a snapshot of a collection of disjointed and overlapping memories, fragments of video or programming that leave us with a vague sense of something beautiful and satisfying, but ultimately immaginary.