Stacks Image 49
Detail from: Pig House
Black and White Work
This work dates back to the 1980's. In large part it provides a context for my newer work, but it's still valid in its own rite. I've chosen to include my favorite pictures from each series. Basically they fall into two categories; narratives and portraits. Pig House and Life on the Bottom fall into the latter, while Sutterman's Lament, Free Spirits, and Sleeping Gypsies into the former. Creating a narrative in the form of a series makes sense because it allows for fleshing out a complex idea. However, a portrait in the form of a series is a little less conventional, but provides a multifaceted view of the sitter. Additionally, unlike traditional portraits, these portraits don't attempt to compliment the sitter.