Equivalent  is a diptych of chromogenic prints that toys with ideas of legibility and comprehension. It muddles the tangibly unique thing with reproducibility in its blurring of two and three dimensions, and its left to right, and right to left patterns of reading. The word “equivalent” is a historic reference to canonical modernist photography and the concept of mirroring surface exterior with an interior state or private emotion. But it is also a conflation of possible interpretations and perspectives, ways of gathering information and data, and ways of seeing.

Equivalent is a diptych of chromogenic prints that toys with ideas of legibility and comprehension. It muddles the tangibly unique thing with reproducibility in its blurring of two and three dimensions, and its left to right, and right to left patterns of reading. The word “equivalent” is a historic reference to canonical modernist photography and the concept of mirroring surface exterior with an interior state or private emotion. But it is also a conflation of possible interpretations and perspectives, ways of gathering information and data, and ways of seeing.

Equivalent 2004 two chromogenic prints with painted maple frames

Equivalent
2004
two chromogenic prints with painted maple frames

Equivalent (left detail)

Equivalent (left detail)

Equivalent (right detail)

Equivalent (right detail)