Western Triptychs

May 26, 2011
After my original C-print hanging installation piece Vanishing Point was accepted to the "Scapes" Propeller Gallery exhibition and the annual Latcham Gallery exhibition, I decided to further explore this discipline by reviewing all my photography from two expeditions to the western United States in 2007 and 2009.
What I discovered is that I have several thematic image threads throughout my collection due to various factors such as chosen routes, time of year, similar topography, and just plain old happenstance.

The result is four additional pieces in what I am now calling my Western Triptychs series. Each piece consists of three photographs and three companion graphics. The graphics reveal the exact point in time and space that the photographs were taken.

I have not produced the other hanging pieces yet and hopefully will in the coming months as I have submitted this series to several art calls for submisisons. I am documenting the pieces here for reference and clarity, however, they really need to be viewed in their hanging state to be fully appreciated due to the C-print metallic and glossy printing technologies. A more detailed technical description of the entire process can be found here.
Pinnacle

Data sets:
13 09 2007     18 39 00     N37 43 59 W105 30 47
14 09 2007     18 01 42     N37 26 27 W108 00 29
17 09 2007     13 18 18     N39 31 34 W106 13 04

Locations:
All three in Colorado

Vantage

Data sets:
07 09 2009     20 52 44     N43 52 32 W102 15 21
09 09 2009     18 20 37     N44 20 59 W113 16 34
17 09 2009     16 27 21     N38 22 42 W109 53 18

Locations:
South Dakota, Idaho, Utah

Spire

Data sets:
08 09 2009     12 24 55     N44 35 24 W104 43 13
18 09 2009     18 06 01     N37 18 57 W109 51 27
18 09 2009     19 59 06     N36 49 34 W110 14 19

Locations:
Wyoming, Utah, Arizona

Sky

Data sets:
09 09 2009     21 20 43     N44 18 42 W113 48 02
13 09 2009     20 21 50     N36 07 03 W115 26 40
18 09 2009     16 10 41     N37 25 07 W109 48 17

Locations:
Idaho, Nevada, Utah

And finally, I have noticed that the mounted C-prints have started to slightly warp. This seems to be a result of using foam core as the mounting medium. Although more expensive, it looks like I will have to upgrade to gator board for better results.

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