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These images were created by painting with light projected through colored water and the shadows of objects on a tabletop.  While they resemble cityscapes they are completely fabricated realties. The title of the series "Both Sides Now" refers to the song by Joni Mitchell but also to my view of the Hudson River which I have lived on both sides of over the course of many years. Each of these images is titled with lyrics from songs about clouds.

As with most of my work this series references my concerns about climate change and the increase in coastal flooding. While my real life view of the Manhattan skyline inspired these creations when I look down to the street there is flooding several times a year that traps cars and people who try to pass through it.

Take less shape and disappear
Made of Silver not of clay
A star burned out
Painted skies in my brain
I could really use a wish right now
I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
See what you think but you don’t think it now
When I can't see beyond my doubt
Through the quickening haze
To say I love you right out loud
See the rain through a gaping wound
One day soon I'll hold you like the sun
We could watch it from the clouds
Made of silver not of clay
I hope you're dancing in the sky
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