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The cen­tral image of this series is based on the view from my apart­ment stu­dio win­dow over­look­ing the Hud­son. The win­dow, unseen but implicit, becomes a kind of mem­brane between the indi­vid­ual and the larger word and serves as a screen onto which pri­vate rumi­na­tions are pro­jected. Thoughts of vul­ner­a­bil­ity, dan­ger, beauty, mor­tal­ity, iso­la­tion, tran­sience, etc. appear as mem­ory traces, shift­ing and trans­form­ing the expe­ri­ence of the viewer. The title of the piece derives from the com­mon phrase “turn a blind eye” – which means to delib­er­ately ignore evi­dence often for rea­sons of the heart or to excuse — has been made plural as if a habit, and then eyes trans­mor­phosed into “ice” for its abil­ity to freeze emo­tion or understanding.

A selec­tion from a larger series.
2003, foto-projections, cibachrome, 20”x24”.