Pageant Play

The images presented here are from the series "Pageant Play", 2014. The titles for the individual images are drawn from Theseus’s speech in Act 5, Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. My aim was not to illustrate but rather to allude to this speech, which references the eternal conflict between imagination and reason.  Images are selected from sets within the series: strange than true, antique fables, fairy toys, cool reason, and the poet. frenzy rolling, forms of things, poet's pen, airy nothing, such tricks hath, some joy, and in the night. To view a set in full, click on any image.

A collaborative, performative process for this studio-based project involved contributing artist and model Patricia Kirshner, and contributing dancer and model Macy Bell.

Images are available as archival pigment prints, 20 in. x 20 in., editions of 5, printed on Canson Rag Photographique by master printer Jason Burstein of Conveyor Arts.

Prices available upon request.

A 36-page publication featuring 14 images is also available, in a limited edition of 25.

Pageant Play, 2014, publication