These images represented six angles of view from the balcony at our new place of residence in Los Angeles. On good days, the light of Los Angeles flattens the distances of urban space. Sharp blue sky and flat glassy facade merge on the same visual plane. With the shift in residence came a shift in visual consciousness, a reorientation towards the way the angles and shapes of a new urban architecture trap, corner, frame and define the limits and possibilities of what we can see.
In addition, we were acclimating to a new set of textural stimulants: scrumbly plaster walls, cheap orange-peel paint applications, carpets of cliffside flora and rows of spiky palms. In these images, all of that haptic information melds into the surface interaction between paper, gesso, and ink. Surface and depth play delicately within this thin interactive field of lights and darks on the surfaces of structures between earth and sky. Pools of liquid slide up, down, left, and right, both obeying the grids of design and defying the gravitational orientation of urban landscape. Everything is possible, and everything is limited and defined. We are confined in these views and limitations. We work with and within them, always trying to push through and beyond them, always arriving back at the surfaces where limitations and possibilities meet.