While I was working on this image today – toward the end – I was strongly reminded of my childhood.
I’ve been working on a book to take with me as a leave behind when I meet with galleries and about a week ago woke with a complete idea of something to write as a foreword. It’s an explanation of where my interest and technique came from – an evolution.
In it is a childhood memory of riding in the back seat watching the countryside slide by me – the way each element from near to far moved differently and how it coalesced. This image today reminds me of that – looking up through the trees at flashes of blue sky as we drove past – although it’s actually an image from riding down Queen Street in Toronto.
I’m now seeing how consistently prevalent this memory is in the architecture of my images of the city – which is ironic considering this memory is of driving in the country.