ARTIST STATEMENT

                                    PROBE(S)

Either photographing “watched environs” on site or accessing them through CCTV surveillance systems for developing a broadly based ideational imagery bank is primary to the work.  The intrigue with CCTV systems is in how their sourcing aligns perceptually and conceptually with numerous concerns and issues regarding current civilian life, law, and order.

The emphasis of my career’s work for over thirty five years was in site-specific installations, sculpture, mono-prints, and photography. The installations incorporated CCTV surveillance systems that monitored photographic images and/or the viewers looking at them. Since 2008, the work’s focus has shifted almost entirely towards individual photographs. In 2008 and 2010, artist residencies took place at The American Academy in Rome. Their purpose was for capturing images related to the new world insertion of surveillance equipment into t...

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