Mike Sinclair

"Oceanside"

November 2000 through May 2001

"Oceanside," by Kansas City artist Mike Sinclair, was the second Project Wall commissioned by the Artspace.

Sinclair began his career as a commercial photographer but his photography has evolved in a conceptual direction with narrative-based images of crowds engaged in various types of leisure and everyday activities.

"Oceanside" presented a view of a baptism taking place in the ocean in Oceanside, Calif., in the summer of 2000. Sinclair photographed the onlookers and participants from behind, presenting an unconventional, slightly ambiguous view that infused his image with an element of surreal mystery.

For more information on the artist, visit www.mikesinclair.com/