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Simplify

movement, motion, streak, rhythm, city street, urban, green, orange, yellow, vibrant
Unnamed Fifty Five, 2020  — Sidelong :: (click image to see more)

Had a dream the other night in which I was explaining my work to somebody – don’t know who. I was of course using all the usual adjectives which were – somehow unsatisfying, when trying to explain why movement is so important to me in my work. And then there was this aha moment, where I said something like, “my aim is to simplify the visual experience of the city. “

And that’s it exactly. It’s not quite distill visual elements, not quite reveal the visual foundation – it’s simplify. There is an over-abundance of visual information in an urban environment and I am seeking the core – that which binds our activities with our emotions.