GATES OF VENICE AND BEYOND; STUDIES IN COLOR AND PATTERN
Metal gates have been repurposed into fanciful environments and compositions. Color pushes and pulls in dynamic tension. The metal gate elements are taken out of their utility and used as units to build color and pattern relationships. This colorful body of work is grounded and referenced in a series of black and white photographs of Venice, Lima and London. The photographs are silkscreened onto glass and kiln-fired. This process imbeds the enamel or glass powder into the glass while in a molten state. The resulting image has a spectacular luminous quality; light radiates off the surface. The photographs breathe in the atmosphere they depict. This has been a truly exciting process.