Production stills and video for After Monet

AFTER MONET is a project I made in France during the summers of 2015 and 2016 in Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, Rouen and other regions in the Normandy coast- all places where he painted. For this work I used my Tent/Camera. This device that I invented utilizes a periscope-like optical mechanism that brings nearby views directly onto whatever ground is beneath the tent. These photographs are the product of the visual sandwich of the projection and the ground.  I love seeing how the changing ground surface alters the views into something half painterly, half photographic.  For the Rouen Cathedral images I used my camera obscura technique to bring the cathedral facade onto a wall of a room in a building facing it.  I want this work to reflect a contemporary search of Monet’s artistic spirit within the landscape where he lived and painted.