“If the intellect were meant for pure theorizing, it would take its place within movement, for movement is reality itself, and immobility is always only apparent or relative… It always starts from immobility, as if this were the ultimate reality: when it tries to form an idea of movement, it does so by constructing movement out of immobilities put together. Of immobility alone does the intellect form a clear idea.”      —     Creative Evolution, Henri Bergson

 

Staticscope — Digital Silver Print, 18 x 24 inches, 2015

 

 

 

 

Staticscope – Sequence of frames from animation – Digital prints on paper, 8 x 11 inches, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

“…even though the underlying rules for a system are simple, and even though the system is started from simple initial conditions, the behavior that the system shows can nevertheless be highly complex. It is the basic phenomenon that is ultimately responsible for most of the complexity that we see in nature.” A New Kind of Science, Stephen Wolfram

 

 

Static Trees — Digital Silver Print, 18 x 24 inches, 2017

 

 

 

 

Static Trees – Sequence of frames from animation – Digital prints on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Beyond uniformity, repetition can be considered the next simplest form of behavior. Repetition in time corresponds just to a system repeatedly returning to a particular state […]. the behavior of a system in effect follows some closed curve such as a circle which always leads back to the same point.”  A New Kind of Science, Stephen Wolfram

 

Static City — Digital Silver Print, 18 x 24 inches, 2015