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Mr. Maxey's pictures are a kind of turbulent, watery answer to Alfred Steiglitz's "Equivalents".
Vicki Goldberg (Sunday New York Times, Feb. 21, 1993)
Beginning in 1992 the artist began working under the surface of the ocean to create still life compositions and landscapes. Working under the pseudonym Edward Maxey, this series marked the first time Mapplethorpe consciously sought to achieve abstracted compositions. The surface studies are the artist's first attempts at bridging the gap between painting and photography.
Above (L to R):
Surface Study, 1992
The Bank, 1993
Stingray City, 1991