Transformer | East Wenatchee, WA | January 2020
Static on a TV screen is often called “snow.” We see it in the real world when certain environmental conditions produce random visual stimuli. Blizzards, waterfalls, dust storms. Years ago, a co-worker’s favorite retort was “Don’t gimme no static.” It always triggered the same creepy feeling I got at the start of The Outer Limits TV show. A fuzz-filled screen with the warning, “There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture …” Sometimes I get that eerie feeling now. I want to reach out, fine-tune the world, turn off the static, bring clarity to the moment.