Compressed Landscapes

7 gelatin silver prints; 11” x 14”; Editions range from 3 to 5 prints, some with 1 or 2 artist’s proofs.

The intention in the Compressed Landscapes was to see if, within the confined space of New York, where I live, I could find the same feeling of vibrant space that characterizes the Extended Landscapes. There is a similar sense of three-dimensional movement in these images; significantly, however, there is no horizon in Central Park. Hence, instead of being steadily pulled back toward what feels like an opening to infinity, the eye is drawn back and then thrust forward again, creating a sense of tension held in check.