An installation commissioned by the Southeast Museum of Photography and Fotofest and shown both at that museum and the Houston Center for Photography, Fotofest.
Tunnel Visions is based on a train ride through the jungle from Colombo to the old capital of Kandy. I have confabulated the tunnel with the sacred sites — the caves and carved rock temples of the “cultural triangle”. You see the contemporary Lankan world melded with specific, revelatory aspects of the sacred sites ‑the guardian figures that mark the entrance to the holy places, fragments of the frescoes from the interiors of temples, and elements of the actual spectacular landscape.
A selection from a larger series.
1995, foto-projections, cibachrome 30”x40”.