Celebrating color with pixels, fruit, and photography.

With this series, I use digital photography to study color. I am inspired by Abstract Expressionist painters;  I adapt their ideas to the medium of digital photography. Through distillation, I emphasize color's emotional and aesthetic impact. I developed a method of pixelation of my own photographs to effectively reduce them into distinct, pure blocks of color. Each square represents a section of the photograph and its corresponding average hue. This series echoes my past work because it involves image manipulation as a means of transformation and an emphasis on the element of color. I hold dear the words of Hungarian artist and photographer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: “The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of ‘how to do’. The salvation of photography comes from the experiment.”

This series is a work in progress. It uses fruit as its subject because names of fruits are descriptive names of colors. I look forward to expanding and deepening this series with other subjects including portraiture and landscapes.