Pinhole Resource

On graduating from art college, Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer of The Pinhole Resource in New Mexico invited me to build my first Camera Obscura on their land. It was spectacular living in the Gila hills for 6 months, walking down the valley to the site with Mable the dog and Jesus the emu to move each rock, twist every wire on the building’s frame, choose the apertures and apply the cement. Each part of the building process brought wonder to the space with the changing light, changing shapes, and changing interior space. The resulting installation displayed the surrounding 360 landscape on the entire interior of the building. It was the first time I saw colour with such intensity and infinite depth of field with such clarity.