[May 1960]. “When I say that every visible is invisible, that perception is imperception, that consciousness has a “punctum caecum,” that to see is always to see more than one sees—this must not be understood in the sense of a contradiction—it must not be imagined that I add to the visible …a nonviable … One has to understand that it is visibility itself that involves a nonvisibility.“
– Susan Sontag, Essays of the 1960s & 70s. New York, N. Y., The Library of America, 2013, 63.
The spatial distribution of light makes up the fabric of space and time, explaining the nature of the known world. Nearly everything we ever study exists in a timeline: past, present, and future. Perceiving the passage of time is a reflection of loneliness, the act of looking comes through having the gaze travel slowly and consciously through the act of painting representational spaces constructed from photographs. An eerie feel of American dilemma of appearance versus reality becomes apparent from the abstraction that occurs from representing and reinterpreting domestic and public spaces.