Eclipse 2017

August 21, 2017 — Leave a comment

Great day today. The clouds were a worry but ended up really making the shot…

 

 

I get lots of question regarding my “Entropic” process I use in my developing process to make my unique black and white prints. Most folks think Entropy is only about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. But for me it’s the fundamental law of the universe that affects everything in the universe including time.  Thanks to the folks at minutephysics who give a very quick, fun and easy explanation of why this is true and why this plays such a huge part in my darkroom process which you can see here and here. It’s important to understand my prints look the way they do only because of Entropy as the silver particles are being torn to bits by the time I am done with them. My prints are literally getting destroyed in the very act of creating them. They are all but small maps of the universal constant we all experience every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Entropy Is at the Heart of my Art

From the series Infinities and the Exhibition Of Earth & Heaven.

Infinities #5 (For Edwin Hubble), 38″x47″, Edition of 5

 

 

Detail at full size

 

Infinities #5 (For Edwin Hubble)

Werner Herzog is a legend and unique in film making. His documentaries and films are always astounding and even mystical at times. Even if you don’t make films his process will help you create anything. The folks at www.masterclass.com are putting together a great roster of instructors. Check it out.

 

 

 

 

Take A Film Class with Werner Herzog

Wonderful letter from one great artist to another; superbly read by Benedict Cumberpatch.

Sol LeWitt Letter to Eva Hesse – Read by Benedict Cumberbatch