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

Three Organic Circles, 2016.

I found a circle of water lilies in the river,
Maybe like fairy rings, growing out from the center,
Or perhaps around the crater where a meteor hit.

This circle seemed too perfect and too symmetric,
So I decided to see if it was repeatable, to test it,
Mirroring it to the left, and mirroring it to the right.

Like the father and the son and the holy spirit,
The ensōs each look as unbelieveable as the others,
But one is real, I swear, it's god's honest truth.