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




through the eye of a needle
For a Rich Prince: Desert with Camel Taken Through the Eye of a Needle,
Camelâ„¢ cigarette box sized platinum and palladium print, 2012.

"I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle 
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Matthew 19: 23-34.

I created a pinhole camera out of the eye of needle.
I then photographed an iconic but altered desert landscape:
Joe the Camel included, through the eye of that needle.
The whole thing passed through that eye without a problem.
So don't worry too much about that parable.
But be careful, because smoking kills.