Blue Sphere, a portfolio of photographs from the ongoing Infinity Series, is an exploration of the mystical possibilities of the color blue. It operates in a long tradition in the arts of working exclusively in blue. Blue has long been associated with spirituality; Kandinsky, in fact, believed blue to be the most spiritual color. The circle, or sphere, has also been loaded with symbolic meaning since ancient times, and in most cultures, the circle has universal or cosmic implications.
The Blue Spheres are collages photographed with the camera’s focusing ring set at infinity. Extreme defocusing allows me to dematerialize the real and transform it into the ephemeral. It creates the illusion that the spheres are surrounded by rings which give off a mystical emanation. And the spheres change as one gazes into them, sometimes pulsating as if alive.
Through restriction of palette, reduction of form and repetition of subject, I hope to distill my images to a transcendent minimalism, Whether seen as celestial visions, imaginary objects or microscopic details, they become meditative pieces that provide a glimpse into another world--a radiant world beyond our focus, beyond our ken.