Filmpiece for Bartlett


Dedicated to one of the filmmakers who inspired me, Scott Bartlett. The quote is his, as told to author and critic Gene Youngblood in “Expanded Cinema.” Screenings include 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and 2010 Dallas Video Festival.

Filmmaker’s comments
: What you’re looking at is an overhead shot of a fountain pool and part of the wall that contains it. A diagonal shadow cuts across the wall. Much like we project films into a wall, I am using the fountain wall as a “screen” of sorts to “project” hand-painted imagery that I’ve created. The shadow further divides this space, affecting how the image is received. The sequences of hand-painted work become more and more abstract, simultaneously “reflecting” both the water of the fountain and Bartlett’s words. It’s also a “reflection” of my other water-based works, including “Flow” and “Polar,” both of which you can see on my website.

I discuss my work in this interview with

Portions of “Autumnal” were licensed by director Terrence Malick for his 2011 film “Tree of Life.” I was interviewed about this for