‘Motion Pictures’ was inspired by the most familiar of scenes - cliche in a way. The cinematic seascape / landscape dotted with a waning sun. The works are abstractions of this iconic sequence, one that plays out in an infinite number of compositions and arrangements every day - always on the move. The aggressive and competing red and blue optically contrast in a similar way that looking into the sun can mark one’s retina with a lingering memory spot. For me, they oscillate between the visually intense relative color and the meditative pictorial content. In opposition, the grey and white works emulate the haze of a heavily atmospheric setting - the sun shrouded from view by a calming fog, snowfall, or perhaps something much more sinister. 

'Motion Pictures' Clay Mahn