The Material Language Series is an innovative, groundbreaking suite of works that examines the language and meaning of the material of painting, photography, film, and video in relationship to each other. Each work begins with a single image, then combines the mediums of painting, photography, Super-8 film, and high-definition video to portray that single image in four different media, but within one composition. For each image, one section is oil painted on wood panel, the next is a Cibachrome large-format photographic print mounted on Plexiglas, the next is Super-8 film of the moving image transferred to HD video, and the last is HD video. All of these media are juxtaposed within the same, seamless composition to constitute that one image, for example, a portrait of a person in their studio, or a specific city landscape.
Material Language was shown at the Meridian Gallery in January 2010, and then again at the Workshop Residence in summer and fall of 2012.