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”.