IT'S BLACK & WHITE
Human beings are fortunate to live in a richly chromatic world where even dim light can host a broad palette of colors. The emotive quality of color is a concept deeply ingrained in human culture and it has been a primary expressive tool for the artist since the days of the paleolithic cave painters. It would be easy to think of art devoid of color as somehow diminished and lacking in emotional quality, but in the hands of a sensitive and skilled practitioner the opposite is proven true. In a black and white format, chromatic distractions are set aside and the bare bones of composition, form, line, light and shade are laid bare revealing the essential architecture of an image.