“Il Momento Prima Della Tradegia”

The impetus for this work was a photograph of John and Jackie Kennedy at the Dallas Airport a short time before his assassination. I was intrigued by the fact that they had no comprehension of the impending tragedy. This motivated me to produce the series “ IL Momento Prima Della Tragedia”. These “Moments Prior to Tragedy” are constructed from images that were never intended to function as significant social commentary. This sense of loss is intended to evoke a longing for unobtainable avoidance or control over events in our lives. It is this systematic analysis of the fact that any moment in our lives is the moment prior to tragedy that I found so compelling while compiling these triptychs.

1994

67x22 inches 20x20 Color Photographs-wood frames-brass plaques