Excited to have my work included in yesterday's review of three San Francisco photography shows - in a pretty big way. It was a big surprise to see my photo reproduced so big in the paper - and a bit of a surprise to read the criticism in such a public format - but I'm excited to have the visibility and the conversation out there.
Arnold's "Fake Rock, I-80, Rodeo, CA" (2011) presents a highway retaining wall molded, cut and colored to look like a natural outcropping.
This piece of public works fakery enshrines the assumption that none of us will look at our surroundings more carefully than a speeding driver can. The camera's steady gaze cannot make the fake any more real, but it might unmake the thought behind it.
(The fake rock climber on the fake rock wall, it is me.)
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