Todd R. Forsgren
Ornithological Photographs / The World is Round / Post-industrial Edens / Resume
Untitled Re:Iterations / An Imperfect Representation / Other Works / Order a Book

Staring at the Sky and the Screen

Dreaming of Other Celestial Bodies
Wondering What They're Looking at
Breaking Branches and Bending Grids
Measuring Half-lives on the Horizon

Artist's Statement

black and white
Seeing Spots: Macular Degeneration and Cataracts, Video, 2012.

My father's father had macular degeneration.
And my mother's father had cataracts.
They both served in the Pacific during WWII,
and they both liked to be out on boats,
they loved the open water of Lake Erie.
I imagine them, staring intently at the horizon,
as their decaying bodies obscured the view.