The work on this page doesn’t fit neatly in any linear chronology of my work.

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In the early nineties I was working with ideas about image and text. Here are a few experiments.

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[image title=”Mimique” caption=”Mimique”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Mimique.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Frankenstein” caption=”Frankenstein”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Frankenstein.jpg[/image]
[image title=”echo” caption=”echo”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Echo.jpg[/image]
[image title=”The Name of” caption=”The Name of”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/TheNameOf.jpg[/image]
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There were only 4 paintings in this series from 1992. This was the same year that I made the Immemorial performance at the De Young and was exploring the significance of absence.

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[image title=”Oedipus” caption=”Oedipus”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/oedipus.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Veronica’s Veil” caption=”Veronica’s Veil”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/veronica.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Botticelli Boy” caption=”Botticelli Boy”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/bottocelliBoy92.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Buddha’s hand” caption=”Buddha’s hand”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/buddahHand92.jpg[/image]
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Atlas of the Universe is a part of The Search for Life in Distant Galaxies from 2009/10.  Buried in one of the appendices of this story are these maps.

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[image title=”The Map of the Night Blooming Flowers” caption=”The Map of the Night Blooming Flowers”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/MapA-1.jpg[/image]
[image title=”The Map of the Suffering” caption=”The Map of the Suffering”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/MapB.jpg[/image]
[image title=”The Map of Indifference” caption=”The Map of Indifference”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/MapC.jpg[/image]
[image title=”The Map of the Forgotten” caption=”The Map of the Forgotten”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/MapD.jpg[/image]
[image title=”The Map of Lost Chances” caption=”The Map of Lost Chances”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/MapE.jpg[/image]
[image title=”The Map of the Concealed” caption=”The Map of the Concealed”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/MapF.jpg[/image]
[image title=”The Map of the Vanishing” caption=”The Map of the Vanishing”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/MapG.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Sites of Potential Collapse and Unexpected Tenderness” caption=”Sites of Potential Collapse and Unexpected Tenderness”]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/MapH.jpg[/image]
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These photos were screen grabs from my video Lightning Field (2003). I printed them and had them up in my studio for a while and then put them in a folder.

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[image title=”Lighting Field 1″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/1_14.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 2″ caption=”Lighting Field 2″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/1_22.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 3″ caption=”Lighting Field 3″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/1_23.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 4″ caption=”Lighting Field 4″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/2_2.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 5″ caption=”Lighting Field 5″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/2_3.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 6″ caption=”Lighting Field 6″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/2_4.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 7″ caption=”Lighting Field 7″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/2_5.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 8″ caption=”Lighting Field 8″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/2_6.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 9″ caption=”Lighting Field 9″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/LightningField1.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 10″ caption=”Lighting Field 10″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/lightningv2.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 11″ caption=”Lighting Field 11″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/pompomsv1.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Lighting Field 12″ caption=”Lighting Field 12″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/vertBurstv1.jpg[/image]
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These photos were taken at Thanksgiving in 2008, shortly before my father died.

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[image title=”Nests 1″ caption=”Nests 1″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Nest1.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Nests 2″ caption=”Nests 2″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Nest2.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Nests 3″ caption=”Nests 3″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Nest3.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Nests 4″ caption=”Nests 4″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Nest4.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Nests 5″ caption=”Nests 5″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Nest5.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Nests 6″ caption=”Nests 6″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Nest6.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Nests 7″ caption=”Nests 7″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Nest7.jpg[/image]
[image title=”Nests 8″ caption=”Nests 8″]https://rudylemcke.com/wp-content/uploads/Nest8.jpg[/image]
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