EMPIRE 2012-2015

     

     

EMPIRE figures large in the development of four photographic projects from the early 1970‘s (Basho, Triptychs, Empire and Quotidian).  The “Inland Empire,” an enormous area that could be said to exist from the San Bernardino Valley and east into the Palm Springs’ deserts and south to almost San Diego has an enormously variegated history and

landscape. From snow capped mountains to blistering desert, the Inland Empire forms large in the landscape of experience for the artist.  Also present is the enormous challenge and changes that create a contrast between scrabbling poverty of immigrant groups and the inverse riches of Indian tribes flush with gambling money.  Its social history has been rich with race and cultures that are a polyglot of places the U.S. has touched during its foreign policy history.  Its eco system is a combination of suburbs, industrial areas, waning agriculture and abandoned properties.  Its early 20th century human intervention took place in the

realm of a vast architectural empire commanded by citrus, grapes, apples and enormous dairies.  The skeletons of these endeavors poke out of the body of this landscape and haunt everyday existence.  After the deadly pollution from the Kaiser steel plant decimated agricultural life in the area, automobile exhaust laced with hydrocarbons and lead leached into its trees, water, air and people.  This series revisits the land of the artists you and looks at the changes and sublime landscape that encompasses so much of Southern California.  

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EMPIRE-AGUA MANSA-0404
EMPIRE-AGUA MANSA-0404
EMPIRE-AGUA MANSA-405
EMPIRE-AGUA MANSA-405
EMPIRE-AGUA MANSA-0637
EMPIRE-AGUA MANSA-0637
EMPIRE-CITRUS HEIGHTS-0522
EMPIRE-CITRUS HEIGHTS-0522
EMPIRE-CITRUS HEIGHTS-0546
EMPIRE-CITRUS HEIGHTS-0546
EMPIRE-CITRUS HEIGHTS-0551
EMPIRE-CITRUS HEIGHTS-0551
EMPIRE-CITRUS HEIGHTS-0561
EMPIRE-CITRUS HEIGHTS-0561
EMPIRE-CITRUS-HEIGHTS-0553
EMPIRE-CITRUS-HEIGHTS-0553
EMPIRE-COLTON-0653
EMPIRE-COLTON-0653
EMPIRE-COLTON-0664
EMPIRE-COLTON-0664
EMPIRE-COLTON-0666
EMPIRE-COLTON-0666
EMPIRE-COLTON-0667
EMPIRE-COLTON-0667
EMPIRE-COLTON-0670
EMPIRE-COLTON-0670
EMPIRE-COLTON-0673
EMPIRE-COLTON-0673
EMPIRE-COLTON-0675
EMPIRE-COLTON-0675
EMPIRE-COLTON-0491
EMPIRE-COLTON-0491
EMPIRE-DELROSA-0709
EMPIRE-DELROSA-0709
EMPIRE-DELROSA-0711
EMPIRE-DELROSA-0711
EMPIRE-FONTANA-0514
EMPIRE-FONTANA-0514
EMPIRE-FONTANA-0519
EMPIRE-FONTANA-0519
EMPIRE-FONTANA-0536
EMPIRE-FONTANA-0536
EMPIRE-GRAND TERRACE-0328
EMPIRE-GRAND TERRACE-0328
EMPIRE-GRAND TERRACE-0349
EMPIRE-GRAND TERRACE-0349
EMPIRE-GRAND TERRACE-0352
EMPIRE-GRAND TERRACE-0352
EMPIRE-GRAND TERRACE-0363
EMPIRE-GRAND TERRACE-0363
EMPIRE-HIGHGROVE-0300
EMPIRE-HIGHGROVE-0300
EMPIRE-HIGHGROVE-0311
EMPIRE-HIGHGROVE-0311
EMPIRE-HIGHGROVE-0312
EMPIRE-HIGHGROVE-0312
EMPIRE-HIGHGROVE-0333
EMPIRE-HIGHGROVE-0333
EMPIRE-HIGHLAND-0724
EMPIRE-HIGHLAND-0724
EMPIRE-HIGHLAND-0725
EMPIRE-HIGHLAND-0725
EMPIRE-HIGHLAND-0729
EMPIRE-HIGHLAND-0729
EMPIRE-HIGHLAND-0734
EMPIRE-HIGHLAND-0734
EMPIRE-HIGHLAND-0739
EMPIRE-HIGHLAND-0739
EMPIRE-JURUPA HILLS-0511
EMPIRE-JURUPA HILLS-0511
EMPIRE-JURUPA HILLS-0513
EMPIRE-JURUPA HILLS-0513
EMPIRE-RIALTO-0496
EMPIRE-RIALTO-0496
EMPIRE-RIALTO-0565
EMPIRE-RIALTO-0565
EMPIRE-RIALTO-0573
EMPIRE-RIALTO-0573
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0270
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0270
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0276
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0276
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0287
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0287
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0347
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0347
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0423
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0423
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0428
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0428
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0500
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0500
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0575
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0575
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0583
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0583
EMPIRE-RUBIDOUX-0510
EMPIRE-RUBIDOUX-0510
EMPIRE-SAN BERNARDINO-0386
EMPIRE-SAN BERNARDINO-0386
EMPIRE-SAN BERNARDINO-0676
EMPIRE-SAN BERNARDINO-0676
EMPIRE-SAN BERNARDINO-0679
EMPIRE-SAN BERNARDINO-0679
EMPIRE-SAN BERNARDINO-0393
EMPIRE-SAN BERNARDINO-0393
EMPIRE-SB MTNS-0697
EMPIRE-SB MTNS-0697
EMPIRE-SB MTNS-0698
EMPIRE-SB MTNS-0698
EMPIRE-SB MTNS-0705
EMPIRE-SB MTNS-0705
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0587
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0587
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0631
EMPIRE-RIVERSIDE-0631