In this work Spencer Finch explores the nature of color, light, memory and perception. Operating precariously in the gap between the objectivity of scientific data and the subjectivity of creative expression, he sets to transport the viewer to experience the changing atmospheric conditions in the Monument Valley.

"I travelled to Monument Valley in Utah, where many of John Ford's westerns were filmed, and measured the color and intensity of light as it changed during the day in my motel room, which looked out to the north to the valley. When I returned to the studio I took the film The Searchers apart into thousands of different still images, and measured the color and intensity of each one as I projected it onto the studio wall. I then combined groupings of nine images in a sequence to precisely re-create the changing light that I recorded on the motel room wall for 30 minutes as the sun went down. This is the light that is projected on the gallery wall." - Spencer Finch