Treasure in the Trash

November 6, 2012


Penumbra in Paint Can 2005

I was recently thinking of this image I made back in 2005. At the time I was working at a photolab and was assigned the task of repainting a few walls. While searching through a cache of old paint cans trying to find a color that matched the paint on the walls I found THIS. When I opened it I was amazed at how it resembled a Petri dish or some bizarre planet’s surface.  Opening the lid was like looking through a telescope. I had that odd sensation that my eyes and my mind could see to where my body could not go. But it was just an old paint can I was peering into. Like eons of plate tectonics the pigments had all separated, encrusted by time.

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