Ground management (Golf) is a series from the late 1970’s inspired by a synthesis of minimalist painting, earth art and the first images from the NASA Viking lander on Mars in 1976. I looked at the golf course as a form of earth sculpture – the earth modified for a specific purpose in an elegant yet strange way. Combine that with the somewhat random effect of a lander dropping out of the sky showing up and pointing down at whatever is before it, and you have the genesis of this series. I also used a very wide angle lens very close to the ground in most cases to flatten the perspective and make the image more disorienting. Additionally, it was necessary to use a green filter to separate and enhance the contrast of the blades of grass in order to heighten the super texture effect.
All works are archival pigment prints on Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art paper using the latest Epson HDR pigment based inks. Vintage silver prints made in the 1970’s are available in limited quantities, size 8” x10”.
All images are available as archival pigment prints using Epson’s latest HDR inks. Please go to the Print Sales page on this website if interested in purchase of the work. Vintage silver prints made in the 1970’s are available in limited quantities, size 8” x10”. Please contact Eric if interested. Digital rights are copyrighted but one time use is available. Please contact Eric to make an inquiry.