Fugue & Phenomenon is a large scale photographic investigation, interrogation and meditation exploring chaos and continuity, compression and release, accretion and rhythm, cacophony and silence. The work attempts to recognize what is all about us but rarely noticed, and even less frequently acknowledged. The observations often emerge between the individual images as well as from within them: multiplicity, superfluity, tumult, bedlam, claustrophobia, panic, plateaus of order masquerading as chaos—all punctuated with interludes of unexpected clarity and quiet.
Including 294 images in 29 prints, the series is large in scope, image size and print size. Prints are in vertical scroll format and range from 17-44” wide and about 40-81” tall. Layouts range from dense, clamorous collages to serene columns. Individual image sizes range from 3x5” to 44x30”.
Here are a few samples of the 297 photos in the series.
Here are miniatures of the scrolls, some of which are nearly eight feet tall.