From the article by Aline Smithson for Lenscratch:
Photographic artist Bill Armstrong has a new series, “Falling Through History,” that examines the notion of falling, using found images in art and photography as starting points. The word “falling” connotes a myriad of physical and emotional experiences and his work takes us on an abstracted journey through art histories to explore the gestural nature of this phenomenon. Brilliantly colored, the figures are ghostly memories of their original incarnation and become a blend of past and present, a memory of the original artwork morphing into a new physicality of shape, form, and suspension. The work is about transience, about mortality, and about the ever shifting sands of the human experience.