As I have said elsewhere I as a painter and a printmaker I have always been a bit leery of photography seeing it only as a means to record an event or objects.
The idea for this project came from me idly playing with stray rubber bands while I was doing something else. The shapes interested me and led me to consider photographing them. When I started doing just that the question of how to work them into the philosophy that I employ in my paintings and prints
then became the question.
A slight accident in trying to touchup one of the photos gave me the answer. Using the touchup tool in my photography app and dragging it quickly across the image I was able to combine automatism and the ethos of losing control or getting out my own way. The result was a blurring of foreground and background, a dislocation of parts of the image and obliterating partly or completly the subject so much so that in some cases it is hard to recognize the original subject.