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Critical Mass 2017 Juror Comments


So glad this work is included in 'Gray Matters' at the Griffin - a great curatorial choice! Thank you for doing this work and sharing it via Critical Mass. Best, Laura Moya, Director Photolucida


" One of the most intriguing bodies of work I have ever seen, so interesting to learn about Charles Bonnet Syndrome, and how you have worked with it creatively. A book assigned to me to read in college - Oliver Sacks' 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat' - absolutely floored me and your work brings back memories of such."


"Absolutely amazing and beautiful work."


"The near cubist constructions your mind has struggled to assemble while wrestling to comprehend visual information we all take for granted is as fascinating and frightening as it is beautiful ."


Great work and thank you for sharing a visual manifest of your struggle.  I never  imagined before -just what that struggle might look like.


-Even before I saw the artist statement, I thought these were really interesting, similar to but other things I've seen but different enough, unique in some way. Then I read the statement and thought them even more impressive. Other than that they're rooted in a very personal, impactful experience. So well done.


-These images came to me quite small, I'd love to see this body of work larger, and explore the craft of the image. Super interesting.
-The layered images create an intimate portrait that at the same time removes the details we normally associate with portraiture.

-Unique and cool. I'm intrigued by this work. Please add me to your mailing list.


-Wow, this is an outstanding body of work.  Love it all, bravo. This would be a wonderful gallery show. Well done Mr. May.


-Hi J. Fredric - One of the most intriguing bodies of work I have ever seen, so interesting to learn about Charles Bonnet Syndrome, and how you have worked with it creatively. A book assigned to me to read in college - Oliver Sacks' 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat' - absolutely floored me and your work brings back memories of such.


-Very interesting work. It recollects for me the lineage of collage/montage, specifically surrealist work.


- Kept thinking about this series long after I viewed it.