“Random Acts of Creativity”
Adobe Systems Corporate Headquarters
San Jose, California
In 2014 I was invited to participate in Adobe System’s “Random Acts of Creativity” campaign as one of a few selected artists to create a site-specific temporary installation. The final project, using over 2500 photographs pinned to thirty individual boards, was assembled and installed over six days on-site.
I shot all of the photographs over a four month period in my studio using a mountain of stockpiled materials. For the installation itself, no preliminary drawings were created, rather a carefully orchestrated process was put into action. Everything was chosen and built on the spot. I was hoping to create a sensation that felt like the sober architecture was put through a fantastic kaleidoscope, and judging by the enthusiastic reaction, I succeeded.
A visitor cannot see all fifteen columns in a single glance since they bend around the facade, and so the journey reveals its delights slowly, inviting pedestrians to look up from their phones and inspect the details. Although the installation was only up for six days in June, I used my complete photographic record to begin my photo construction series.