RICOCHET - about the series.
The images in Ricochet are studies of salvaged basketballs moving through spaces that I’ve constructed temporarily in my studio.
Based on reference photos that I take in my travels and image searches of historic gymnasiums, I build worlds around the balls that bring together recycled building materials, painted cardboard and all sorts of old hardware to form a version of reality that is dense with studied imperfection. I build up (and remove) layers of paint and markings to find the right tone for the image and slowly the composition evolves almost like a painting would.
I can spend days creating a moment.