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It would be disingenuous to say that these are not politically motivated. The shock of 2016 is still raw. Its result has, and continues to have, negative impacts on America's standing in the world, how we relate to fellow citizens, and, what appears to be, the devolution of the Republican party into sniveling sycophants, white supremacists, misogynists, and other swamp creatures that we were told would be drained. It was also important, to me, that these retain an element of humor/parody. In that vein, I have also included a grotesque of Hillary Clinton.
This series arose from the abstraction found in installed glass blocks. Shot from the exterior of a building, they revealed patterns of distortion, creatures, cartoon characters, etc., whatever the mind conjured. The next step was to obtain glass block, at least one clean example. Initially I attempted to include the glass block and its distortions in a single shot. This proved unworkable. To get the distortions that worked, it was necessary to shoot at various angles, rendering the framing device of the block itself useless. Compositing was the answer, a single straight on shot of the block, into which the distorted images could be placed.
I worked with objects, then printed photographs, finally arriving at using a monitor mounted behind the glass block to display images. The images in this series are the source for another series on the website called Menagerie of Miscreants.

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Keywords:abstract, distortion, glassblock, humor, parody, photography

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