30 Days over L.A. -- June 2011
30 Days over L.A. -- July 2011
30 Days over L.A. -- August 2011
30 Days over L.A. -- September 2011
30 Days over L.A. -- October 2011
30 Days over L.A. -- November 2011
30 Days over L.A. -- December 2011
30 Days over L.A. -- January 2012
30 Days over L.A. -- February 2012
30 Days over L.A. -- March 2012
30 Days over L.A. -- April 2012
30 Days over L.A. -- May 2012
Castle Moat over Gray Timber Wolf -- November 30, 2010 11:20am
Beautiful Dream over Skyline Steel -- December 31, 2010 1:49pm
Light French Gray over Silver Screen -- January 9, 2011 2:02pm
Quietude over Twilight Gray -- March 23, 2011 5:20pm
Flying Fish over Impressionist Sky -- August 23, 2011 2:45pm
Flying Fish over Liberty Gray -- October 13, 2011 4:00pm
June 2010 -- daily observations
Daily observations and weather conditions
September 2011 -- daily observations
17 Days over L.A. -- April 2011 (study)
31 Days over L.A. -- May 2011 (study)
10 Days over Kansas -- July/August 2011


It began when I drove over Signal Hill and could clearly see the Hollywood sign. I had been living in Long Beach for roughly ten years, how had I never noticed it before?

The next day it was gone, along with the entire city of Los Angeles, lost in an obfuscating haze.

Through that experience I began to view the landscape differently. I became increasingly aware of the ever-shifting haze that blankets the city. I was fascinated by this cloud that settled on the horizon: one day nearly opaque and the next offering visibility for miles; one day a blue misty fog and the next a distinctly gray-brown cloud of smog and grit. This new awareness prompted an effort to document and represent this visual experience through color and image, but literally photographing the air proved to be problematic.

The paint samples supply a consistent external reference to describe a specific color experience. The highly romanticized sample names call attention to our idealized emotional associations with color and beauty and at times add their own humorous or ironic commentary. The daily rituals highlight the broad range of possible conditions and gather information on some of the factors that contribute to these varied results. Thus what began as an occasional exercise has developed into a daily practice of color matching, photographing, and data collection.