It would be disingenuous to say that these are not at all politically motivated. The shock of 2016, and the aftermath of 2020 still burns. Its result has, and continues to have, negative impacts on America's standing in the world, how we relate to fellow citizens, and the devolution of the Republican party.
This series arose from the distortion found in viewing objects through glass blocks. Shot from the exterior of a building, they revealed patterns, creatures, cartoon characters, whatever the mind conjured. First I photographed objects through blocks, then printed photographs, finally displaying images on a monitor mounted behind a glass block. To get distortions that worked, it was necessary to shoot at various angles, rendering the framing device of the block useless. Making the finished work appear to have been simply a straight on shot of the block with the image behind it required compositing. The distorted images were placed and modified to fit the space.
The glass block composites in this series are also used in Menagerie of Miscreants.
Keywords:abstract, distortion, glassblock, humor, parody, photography