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

Shoot the Moon, C-print on metallic paper with antique glass
and bullet hole, 2013.

I used to play the game hearts,
back in the 1990s on Microsoft Windows v3.1
against three computer opponents on a 386 IBM.
I tried to shoot the moon all the time.
Normally it backfired. But every once in a while,
when the stars seemed to be aligned,
it worked out, the payoff was huge:
twenty-six points for each of my opponents.
Once, I did it four times in a row.