The Electronic Age – Statement

This work began as a celebration of the electric light bulb, one of the major technological achievements of the last one hundred years. It is an invention that symbolizes the advent of the electronic age, and plays a major role in the history of photography.

Initially, I photographed the bulbs themselves. Photographing in color, my interest was in the intersections of light waves created by the warm tungsten and cool fluorescent bulbs.

Subsequently, however, the work evolved to include other objects from the technological environment as well, such as various metals and plastics, electronic components and other artifacts of this age. Eventually, these fragments replaced the light bulbs entirely.

Engaging the spirit in contemplation, they are “what-if’s” in response to contemporary
technological society. They are, perhaps, what Gaston Bachelard referred to as “cosmic
reveries.” I present them as archetectonic possibilities for an imagined universe.