studio is on the waterfront facing Manhatten. For many years Bozo
has photographed in black and white disappearing structures that
surround him, particularly the decaying piers. These piers have
been abandoned and are sinking into the river. Their skeletal forms
have been transformed by the forces of nature (wind, rain and storms)
into monumental abstract sculptures. They stand alone and forlorn,
a visual memory of their past, and become new entities. Finally
they disappear into the water or are demolished by wrecking crews.
Bozo, struck by the beauty of the piers, has captured them in their
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perspective is particularly interesting because he documents a three
dimensional phenomenon from the perspective of a practiced sculptor.
Bozo hones in on what gives these forms a sculptural quality. Sometimes
we see in the background the proud skyscrapers of Manhattan, symbols
of power and endurance, and ironically we note the Twin Towers of
the World Trade Center standing free and firm as if nothing could
disturb them. At other times these structures are captured alone
as reformed organisms unrelated to anything around them.
Bozo's focus on these structures shows us a beauty which many of
us might have ignored. They are hidden to us by our habitual visual
ignorance of what is around us. Many would refer to them in the
colloquial as, 'eyesores,' rather than recognize in them a new form.
A form that has its own visual excitement that the artist has brought
to our attention.
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