Swatch Series

The swatches represent a non-pictorial way of documenting the changing seasons of San Francisco. In the same way that 19th century entymologists were compelled to collect insect and butterfly specimens for display, the swatches represent an urge to collect, juxtapose and display the evolving colors of the City. They are reminiscent of Pantone swatches, an ubiquitous feature of my prior life as a Graphic Designer. Created in the studio rather than in the immediacy of plein-air, the swatches represent memories and impressions rather than actual colors. And unlike Pantone's opaque color rectangles, the swatches are transparent, allowing the creation of depth through layering, to better express the imprecision of memories.