fire/works

Tom & Lois, 2006-2013

Photographs, digital subtractive multiple exposure; archival pigment print on 360gsm cold press cotton rag.

This body of work represents our unique view of the mundane yet broadly popular phenomenon - firework displays. Always viewed from a distance and in a predetermined mechanical sequence, it is a very common visual experience. Our idea is to imagine what it is like to be up close and inside the event and visualize the light and energy more intimately, and to present it all in a still image. We photograph, dissect and reconfigure the scenes, then relaunch the sequence. With the combination of abstract and representational, we retain an essence of the original event but with a new painterly sense.

52x40in; edition of 3
36x26in; edition of 12
2 AP each