Exploration of the self-referential (Federer #1), 2011. 38″x 50″ Oil on canvas.
This is the first in a series of works exploring photographic images and reinterpreting them. First I sampled an action shot of the tennis player, Roger Federer. Using a scanner, I manually moved the image while the image was being digitalized. This was my way of manipulating the image. The black fade created by the light of the scanner is intended to focus on the painting as a mediated image, rather than as a representation of reality.