Moiré

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 16×20
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 1 of 11: Moiré
Available: 11 pieces

The illusion of continuous, graduated tones comes from a process used since the 1800s. Overlaying two or more color grids of halftone of dots at various values of coverage creates a vast array of plausible hues. The downside of overlapping halftone grids it that it can create an unattractive artifact known as a Moiré pattern. This effect exacerbates when halftone grids are misaligned, incorrectly rotated, or out of register— out of focus. Printers pivot their halftone grids at least 30° to one another to minimize the distracting results of the Moiré, giving the image a slightly more pleasant artifact known as a rosette.

In “Moiré,” a large black dot in the center represents the upper 1% of global wealth and the dark cloud that lurks over the dwindling middle class. The three perfect circles inside of the black circle, represent the 1% of wealth and their deeply delusional thinking. They are exceedingly more relevant than the outer distorted dots. Any distance between the dots is the degrees of separation from the 1%.
Moiré

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 16×20
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 1 of 11: Moiré
Available: 11 pieces

The illusion of continuous, graduated tones comes from a process used since the 1800s. Overlaying two or more color grids of halftone of dots at various values of coverage creates a vast array of plausible hues. The downside of overlapping halftone grids it that it can create an unattractive artifact known as a Moiré pattern. This effect exacerbates when halftone grids are misaligned, incorrectly rotated, or out of register— out of focus. Printers pivot their halftone grids at least 30° to one another to minimize the distracting results of the Moiré, giving the image a slightly more pleasant artifact known as a rosette.

In “Moiré,” a large black dot in the center represents the upper 1% of global wealth and the dark cloud that lurks over the dwindling middle class. The three perfect circles inside of the black circle, represent the 1% of wealth and their deeply delusional thinking. They are exceedingly more relevant than the outer distorted dots. Any distance between the dots is the degrees of separation from the 1%.
Dot-Centered

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 16×20
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 2 of 11: Dot-Centered
Available: 11 pieces

The “Dot-Centered” Rosette, easily identified by the “dot” visible in the core of the “rose” pattern, displays a less noticeable pattern, at the cost of a slight loss in scale and shadow detail. Also, this method is more sensitive to color shifts due to misregistration— unfocused, typically used for lower-quality jobs.

The enlarged dots represent the rise of global diversity. Exposure to diversity will eradicate racism. The sooner that society becomes more completely equal, the sooner that racism will cease to exist.
Dot-Centered

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 16×20
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 2 of 11: Dot-Centered
Available: 11 pieces

The “Dot-Centered” Rosette, easily identified by the “dot” visible in the core of the “rose” pattern, displays a less noticeable pattern, at the cost of a slight loss in scale and shadow detail. Also, this method is more sensitive to color shifts due to misregistration— unfocused, typically used for lower-quality jobs.

The enlarged dots represent the rise of global diversity. Exposure to diversity will eradicate racism. The sooner that society becomes more completely equal, the sooner that racism will cease to exist.
Open-Centered

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 16×20
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 3 of 11: Moiré
Available: 11 pieces

The “Open-Centered” Rosette is created by shifting one of the process colors, a single row of half-tone dots, from the opposite colors. Although this Rosette results in a slightly more visible design, it maintains shadow detail and counters color shifting. This pattern is better suited for higher-quality jobs.

The black dots encroaching into the design represent society synthesizing towards harmony and UNITY.
Open-Centered

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 16×20
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 3 of 11: Moiré
Available: 11 pieces

The “Open-Centered” Rosette is created by shifting one of the process colors, a single row of half-tone dots, from the opposite colors. Although this Rosette results in a slightly more visible design, it maintains shadow detail and counters color shifting. This pattern is better suited for higher-quality jobs.

The black dots encroaching into the design represent society synthesizing towards harmony and UNITY.
Addicted

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 12×12
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 4 of 11: Abused
Available: 11 pieces

The black dot, in the bottom right corner, represents the addict. A mountain of obstacles stands in the way of their seemingly hopeless salvation as a white dot in the top-left corner, the red is the bloodshed to addiction.
Addicted

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 12×12
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 4 of 11: Abused
Available: 11 pieces

The black dot, in the bottom right corner, represents the addict. A mountain of obstacles stands in the way of their seemingly hopeless salvation as a white dot in the top-left corner, the red is the bloodshed to addiction.
Starved

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 12×12
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 6 of 11: Starved
Available: 11 pieces

This piece alludes to a global food insecurity. Pink farms are the solution to the food crises heading towards us.
Starved

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 12×12
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 6 of 11: Starved
Available: 11 pieces

This piece alludes to a global food insecurity. Pink farms are the solution to the food crises heading towards us.
Erudite

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 12×12
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 5 of 11: Erudite
Available: 11 pieces

The global disparity of education and knowledge.
Erudite

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 12×12
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 5 of 11: Erudite
Available: 11 pieces

The global disparity of education and knowledge.
Gays

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 12×12
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 7 of 11: Gays
Available: 11 pieces

We stand strong with the gays and will always support them. In tandem, this piece represents the struggles and triumphs of our resilient community.
Gays

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 12×12
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 7 of 11: Gays
Available: 11 pieces

We stand strong with the gays and will always support them. In tandem, this piece represents the struggles and triumphs of our resilient community.
Abused

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 8×8
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 8 of 11: Abused
Available: 11 pieces

In this piece, I dissect the relationship between the abused and their communities. The impending black dot in the upper background stands for the looming darkness of isolation inflicted upon the abused. The dark circle on the top front with the two smaller circles are the abused adults and kids, the smallest of those two kid dots is the younger child, not being abused. The smaller circles at the bottom represent the family members that feel helpless; the one black dot at the bottom right is the family member that does not want to get involved. The top, left blue and smaller white dots are the family members trying to help.  All the tears shed is defined by the massive blue dot covering nearly two-thirds of the piece.
Abused

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 8×8
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 8 of 11: Abused
Available: 11 pieces

In this piece, I dissect the relationship between the abused and their communities. The impending black dot in the upper background stands for the looming darkness of isolation inflicted upon the abused. The dark circle on the top front with the two smaller circles are the abused adults and kids, the smallest of those two kid dots is the younger child, not being abused. The smaller circles at the bottom represent the family members that feel helpless; the one black dot at the bottom right is the family member that does not want to get involved. The top, left blue and smaller white dots are the family members trying to help. All the tears shed is defined by the massive blue dot covering nearly two-thirds of the piece.
Homeless

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 8×8
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 9 of 11: Homeless
Available: 11 pieces

Living in New York City perpetually reminds us of the terrible epidemic of homelessness. This piece represents the ubiquitous moments where we walk by transient people laying on the streets, barely batting an eye.
Homeless

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 8×8
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 9 of 11: Homeless
Available: 11 pieces

Living in New York City perpetually reminds us of the terrible epidemic of homelessness. This piece represents the ubiquitous moments where we walk by transient people laying on the streets, barely batting an eye.
Intangible

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 8×8
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 10 of 11: Intangible
Available: 11 pieces

The religions of the world will need to find commonality if we want to see progress. This world has become transfixed in black and white, good and bad, right and wrong. Luckily, my world is in color.
Intangible

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 8×8
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 10 of 11: Intangible
Available: 11 pieces

The religions of the world will need to find commonality if we want to see progress. This world has become transfixed in black and white, good and bad, right and wrong. Luckily, my world is in color.
Gateway

A glimpse into my next project, and the Easter egg of each group in this series. The yellow dots define my stance on solar and newly designed nuclear power plants, not coal and oil. We will always need oil to make plastics, unless scientist create a sustainable alternative. Until then, neither is needed for energy. Only two “Gateway” pieces created per series, one for sale and one for the Artist’s collection. At the end of the eleventh project, I will offer collectors one last unique piece available exclusively to “Gateway” owners.

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 11×14
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 11 of 11: Gateway
Available: 2 pieces
Gateway

A glimpse into my next project, and the Easter egg of each group in this series. The yellow dots define my stance on solar and newly designed nuclear power plants, not coal and oil. We will always need oil to make plastics, unless scientist create a sustainable alternative. Until then, neither is needed for energy. Only two “Gateway” pieces created per series, one for sale and one for the Artist’s collection. At the end of the eleventh project, I will offer collectors one last unique piece available exclusively to “Gateway” owners.

Date: August 2019
Process: Archival Pigment Print & Transparency Film Print, Frame
Size: 11×14
Project: 1 of 11: Rosette
Piece in Project: 11 of 11: Gateway
Available: 2 pieces