Making of Precariously Bright – Video

Making of Precariously Bright

This is Precariously Bright.  It has intense, vibrating, white hot energy as if it is falling into a tipping point.  A place of uncertainty.  There’s this sense of a shooting star that you know only happens for a brief moment and it’s gone.  And, that’s this moment this work is about.  
The way I work is I’ve stripped away the technology of the camera so that I’m only using its raw materials.  This gives a freedom to introduce a hybrid of painting and photography.  This is where the conceptions begin, as translucent paintings, that become re-interpreted with bursts of light.  I’m attempting to think of light as a way to talk about consciousness and time.  
You know, photography has such deep roots in looking backwards.  I’m looking to the imagination of what is possible, what is going forward.  That is what excites me the most.   What is going to happen next?  That’s for the viewer to imagine and complete for themselves.
So when that light goes out, what is left?