Frame of Reference 1991-2004

A critical investigation into the evolution of IDENTITY as evidenced in the development of FRAME and PERSPECTIVE in the history of painting and film with particular reference to the films of ANTONIONI, Frame of Reference posits “If I take any length of time from a life, (a day, a month, even a minute) and compare it with the full length of that life, I will find that any one day or month or year is a miniature version of the whole of that life, and is further a miniature version of the whole history of mankind”.

Begun in 1991 and completed in 2004 Frame of Reference is sequence of 41 paintings, 68.3 feet in length, a novel, a soundtrack, an installation, and a multi-layered four dimensional description of a life in progress.

– Anna Miles