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 DeCompose #22, 2013   DeCompose   This work is a series in three parts. Images of marks made by insects and fungi (Decompose), marks made by humans (deCompose) and the third are images created by layering and blending one of each (DeCompose). The visual possibilities fascinate me and take me back to my earliest days of abstraction. Beyond that is their suggestion that we may share impulses with the most primal insects and fungi.   Decompose   There is a fascinating microcosm in my woodpile, usually hidden from view. It’s a world of insects and fungi thriving in the inner layer between bark and wood. Certain beetles create precisely etched lines as they eat their way through the wood, leaving marks referred to by entomologists as beetle galleries. These are works of art by creatures living their primal impulse. They chew, digest, poop, make babies and turn a giant tree into compost.   deCompose   The oldest human-made marks are found in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Those marks were created 39,900 years ago by placing a hand on the cave wall and blowing pigmented dust to create a stenciled image. Of the many hundreds of photographs I have made of human mark-making on the skins of trees, the two most common are some form of ‘I was here’, or an expression of love.   

DeCompose #22, 2013

DeCompose

This work is a series in three parts. Images of marks made by insects and fungi (Decompose), marks made by humans (deCompose) and the third are images created by layering and blending one of each (DeCompose). The visual possibilities fascinate me and take me back to my earliest days of abstraction. Beyond that is their suggestion that we may share impulses with the most primal insects and fungi.

Decompose

There is a fascinating microcosm in my woodpile, usually hidden from view. It’s a world of insects and fungi thriving in the inner layer between bark and wood. Certain beetles create precisely etched lines as they eat their way through the wood, leaving marks referred to by entomologists as beetle galleries. These are works of art by creatures living their primal impulse. They chew, digest, poop, make babies and turn a giant tree into compost.

deCompose

The oldest human-made marks are found in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Those marks were created 39,900 years ago by placing a hand on the cave wall and blowing pigmented dust to create a stenciled image. Of the many hundreds of photographs I have made of human mark-making on the skins of trees, the two most common are some form of ‘I was here’, or an expression of love.

 

 DeCompose #28 2013

DeCompose #28 2013

 DeCompose #12, 2016

DeCompose #12, 2016

 DeCompose #16, 2013

DeCompose #16, 2013

 DeCompose #15, 2016

DeCompose #15, 2016

 DeCompose #2, 2016

DeCompose #2, 2016

 DeCompose #14, 2016

DeCompose #14, 2016

 DeCompose #11, 2016

DeCompose #11, 2016

 DeCompose #19, 2016

DeCompose #19, 2016

 DeCompose #26, 2017

DeCompose #26, 2017

 DeCompose #7, 2013

DeCompose #7, 2013

 DeCompose #13, 2015

DeCompose #13, 2015

 DeCompose #10, 2016

DeCompose #10, 2016

 DeCompose #23, 2013

DeCompose #23, 2013

 Decompose #13, 2010   

Decompose #13, 2010

 

 Decompose #16, 2011

Decompose #16, 2011

 Decompose #4, 2008   

Decompose #4, 2008

 

 deCompose #12, 2014   deCompose   The oldest human-made marks are found in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Those marks were created 39,900 years ago by placing a hand on the cave wall and blowing pigmented dust to create a stenciled image. Of the many hundreds of photographs I have made of human mark-making on the skins of trees, the two most common are some form of ‘I was here’, or an expression of love.

deCompose #12, 2014

deCompose

The oldest human-made marks are found in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Those marks were created 39,900 years ago by placing a hand on the cave wall and blowing pigmented dust to create a stenciled image. Of the many hundreds of photographs I have made of human mark-making on the skins of trees, the two most common are some form of ‘I was here’, or an expression of love.

 deCompose #5, 2015

deCompose #5, 2015

 deCompose #4, 2008

deCompose #4, 2008

 deCompose #7, 2014

deCompose #7, 2014

 deCompose #8, 2008

deCompose #8, 2008

 deCompose #18, 2015

deCompose #18, 2015

 deCompose #17, 2015

deCompose #17, 2015

 deCompose #11, 2014

deCompose #11, 2014

 deCompose #1, 2005

deCompose #1, 2005

 deCompose #9, 2008

deCompose #9, 2008

 deCompose #3, 2008

deCompose #3, 2008

DeCompose #22, 2013

DeCompose

This work is a series in three parts. Images of marks made by insects and fungi (Decompose), marks made by humans (deCompose) and the third are images created by layering and blending one of each (DeCompose). The visual possibilities fascinate me and take me back to my earliest days of abstraction. Beyond that is their suggestion that we may share impulses with the most primal insects and fungi.

Decompose

There is a fascinating microcosm in my woodpile, usually hidden from view. It’s a world of insects and fungi thriving in the inner layer between bark and wood. Certain beetles create precisely etched lines as they eat their way through the wood, leaving marks referred to by entomologists as beetle galleries. These are works of art by creatures living their primal impulse. They chew, digest, poop, make babies and turn a giant tree into compost.

deCompose

The oldest human-made marks are found in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Those marks were created 39,900 years ago by placing a hand on the cave wall and blowing pigmented dust to create a stenciled image. Of the many hundreds of photographs I have made of human mark-making on the skins of trees, the two most common are some form of ‘I was here’, or an expression of love.

 

DeCompose #28 2013

DeCompose #12, 2016

DeCompose #16, 2013

DeCompose #15, 2016

DeCompose #2, 2016

DeCompose #14, 2016

DeCompose #11, 2016

DeCompose #19, 2016

DeCompose #26, 2017

DeCompose #7, 2013

DeCompose #13, 2015

DeCompose #10, 2016

DeCompose #23, 2013

Decompose #13, 2010

 

Decompose #16, 2011

Decompose #4, 2008

 

deCompose #12, 2014

deCompose

The oldest human-made marks are found in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Those marks were created 39,900 years ago by placing a hand on the cave wall and blowing pigmented dust to create a stenciled image. Of the many hundreds of photographs I have made of human mark-making on the skins of trees, the two most common are some form of ‘I was here’, or an expression of love.

deCompose #5, 2015

deCompose #4, 2008

deCompose #7, 2014

deCompose #8, 2008

deCompose #18, 2015

deCompose #17, 2015

deCompose #11, 2014

deCompose #1, 2005

deCompose #9, 2008

deCompose #3, 2008

 DeCompose #22, 2013   DeCompose   This work is a series in three parts. Images of marks made by insects and fungi (Decompose), marks made by humans (deCompose) and the third are images created by layering and blending one of each (DeCompose). The visual possibilities fascinate me and take me back to my earliest days of abstraction. Beyond that is their suggestion that we may share impulses with the most primal insects and fungi.   Decompose   There is a fascinating microcosm in my woodpile, usually hidden from view. It’s a world of insects and fungi thriving in the inner layer between bark and wood. Certain beetles create precisely etched lines as they eat their way through the wood, leaving marks referred to by entomologists as beetle galleries. These are works of art by creatures living their primal impulse. They chew, digest, poop, make babies and turn a giant tree into compost.   deCompose   The oldest human-made marks are found in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Those marks were created 39,900 years ago by placing a hand on the cave wall and blowing pigmented dust to create a stenciled image. Of the many hundreds of photographs I have made of human mark-making on the skins of trees, the two most common are some form of ‘I was here’, or an expression of love.   
 DeCompose #28 2013
 DeCompose #12, 2016
 DeCompose #16, 2013
 DeCompose #15, 2016
 DeCompose #2, 2016
 DeCompose #14, 2016
 DeCompose #11, 2016
 DeCompose #19, 2016
 DeCompose #26, 2017
 DeCompose #7, 2013
 DeCompose #13, 2015
 DeCompose #10, 2016
 DeCompose #23, 2013
 Decompose #13, 2010   
 Decompose #16, 2011
 Decompose #4, 2008   
 deCompose #12, 2014   deCompose   The oldest human-made marks are found in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Those marks were created 39,900 years ago by placing a hand on the cave wall and blowing pigmented dust to create a stenciled image. Of the many hundreds of photographs I have made of human mark-making on the skins of trees, the two most common are some form of ‘I was here’, or an expression of love.
 deCompose #5, 2015
 deCompose #4, 2008
 deCompose #7, 2014
 deCompose #8, 2008
 deCompose #18, 2015
 deCompose #17, 2015
 deCompose #11, 2014
 deCompose #1, 2005
 deCompose #9, 2008
 deCompose #3, 2008