Unrecognizable, 108″x36″, Photographs and acrylic on canvas.
Based on a Norwegian folk tale my Grandmother used to tell me. Even though it has a sudden and unhappy ending, as a child I begged her to retell the story over and over again. I can still feel her fingers pinching my sweater as she described the part where the bird pulls at the thread of the dead fishermen.
I took two photos from exactly the same place at Ocean Beach. One at precisely sunrise and the other that same day at sunset. I produced two large-format iris prints, cut them up and pasted them down in alternating strips. Acrylic paint on top. (Larger image in the Recent Work photo gallery)