The idea for this series came to me while visiting the Pompidou Centre in Paris. This fabulous contemporary art gallery has a very distinct architecture.
The distinctive green “Sortie” signs appear at every possible exit and everywhere that you can conceive as a path to an exit.
What caught my attention was the frequency of the signs and the variables of the doorways, in what one would expect to be uniform architectural elements. I continued the pursuit of sortie images while visiting other museums.
The world presents itself and I observe. There are times the observation becomes an obsession. Sometimes, a casual encounter. These moments become the photographs I interpret by exaggeration or simplification. I have been an exhibitor since 1969; exhibiting photographs, painting and prints through 150 exhibitions, primarily in US university, college, and community galleries in 31 American States; in BC, Alberta, Ontario and in web galleries in Canada, Australia, China, Thailand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States. I now publish books of current and past projects as a means of closure and completion. My images are marketed in the United States by PrintedArt.com and are also available on Amazon.com Born and educated in Alberta, I moved to the coast in 1984, and have been living in Victoria since 1986. .
Night Visions....from Laputa Published May 15, 2012
Solo...artist's first flight Published May 15, 2012
Visit to a Surrey Townhouse Published May 12, 2012
Echoes of a Landform Published May 08, 2012
Frank Gurney, engraver Published April 21, 2012
As Seen on TV Published March 01, 2012
Outside The Box Published March 01, 2012
27 After 25 Published March 01, 2012