Paintings > Ben-Day Series: Light Houses/Ships and Missionaries: 2004

What if, in an attempt to hybridize a painting and a photographic image, I enlarged the photo to the point that it's constituent "ben day" dots were obvious. I wanted to find a way to make these dots a constant throughout the painted process, an index of the photographic record. My solution was to experiment with huge hand cut stencils of these dots, that I then spread medium and paint through in order to build up thickly nubbed surfaces. The point of all this was to make a painting who's DNA is locked into a photograph.