"Blue Spheres" is a portfolio of photographs from the ongoing "Infinity Series," which explores the mystical possibilities of the color blue. It operates within a long tradition in the arts of working exclusively in blue ranging from early cyanotypes to Yves Klein's Blue paintings. Blue has long been associated with spirituality: Wassily 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 something ephemeral, creating the illusion of a mystical emanation. The "Blue 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, the Spheres are meant to be meditative pieces that provide a glimpse into another world—a radiant world beyond our focus, beyond our ken.