"Double Take”

In “Double Take” I am interested in pattern making. It starts with a photograph I’ve taken of a surface detail which has a hand-made graphic quality. For example in “Borromini” I photographed this beautiful hand-painted cross on frosted glass which is at the entrance to the architect Borromini’s chapel San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontana in Rome. the image is then manipulated by cropping, transforming color and applying translucency. In this piece there are 8 different layers of the same photograph. I think of these layers as you would in traditional print making where you would have 8 different plates. The number of layers varies from work to work. For example “Diego” has 4 layers and “Girard No. 3” has 17. The layering implies a sense of depth.