Artwork and Projects

Willis Bigelow


Underhill


This series takes its genesis from my exploratory walks around the hills of San Francisco, which are embedded with many curious and unique architectonic moments. These examples of city infrastructure (staircases, retaining walls, hill parks) make evident the grade of the hill like a section cut, and the necessary distortion of the street grid to accommodate the topography. Some of the images document actual urban spaces, others allude to a more contemplative experience. Collectively they create a sense of being underneath the slope, or enclosed inside a solid space.


Images are silver gelatin prints on matte fiber paper in various sizes, most approx. 20' x 20'

 
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Fanning Street Wall, San Francisco
 
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Through a Berkshire Window
 
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Twin Peaks
 
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Unknown Landscape
 
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Jack on the Foundation
 
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Peaks Driveway
 
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Grandview Street, San Francisco
 
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Calhoun Street, San Francisco
 
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Canyon