03:45. NEW YORK as THEME PARK (4k resolution is also available):
This is New York, the way you always wanted it to be. This series happened as a result of some unexpected, dissipation of energy, on paper.
It started as 35mm still film images.
The beginning stages were embellished, with art materials. Somehow, I envisioned what the results would be before the works were completed, specifically: while I was in the process of constructing them.
This interpretation of the urban landscape was created to make others feel more alive, using my personal mind associations of my feelings about being here.
Space, and place. Childhood memories of theme parks (ie.: Disney World, Man and His World, and various Amusement Parks).
Original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 20.25x16.25 inches in size.
Special thanks to GuruDev (JGD), Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Charlelie, SVA, and Art Students League.
01:45. Untitled (A Color Field Interpretation of a Metaphysical Portrait (Part 1)): Version 2 (4k version is also available).
It can also be about some kind of mental perception, lightness, sensibility, or energy in motion. I believe that photography sees differently than we do, and this is the fascination of it for me. One begins to notice a difference: in the camera eye, and how he or she would visualize the subject, if that person was actually there.
This reality shift is the METAPHYSICS: contained in these portraits.
Original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 8x10, 20.25x16.25, or 20.25x30.25 inches in size.
Special thanks to GuruDev (JGD), Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Silvio, Elinor, Julie, Paul, NYU, SVA, and Art Students League.
This is a musical story about the end of the world, and how it happened.
It begins with a bad global economy, and ends with the last 30 people on earth: who were living in a bunker, below the Dark Forest.
Musical composition is entitled: DARK FOREST: by David Rapoport.
A shorter version of this work was screened as part of a group exhibition entitled: We Need to Talk..., at Petzel Gallery ( PETZEL.com ), Chelsea, NYC, January 7-February 11, 2017.
This is the complete version of the film. The musical composition is entitled: DARK FOREST: by David Rapoport.
Special thanks to GuruDev (JGD), Robert, Shelly, and Charles.