Precipice is an installation comprised of source material from two decades of war. Although these images are certainly born of conflict and controversy, the installation is more about moments of precipice. The moments of knowing that exist before events take place that shape our life path forever and the irrevocable decisions that result. The first elements of the installation are the inkjet prints derived from Polaroids taken by my father on his first flight into Vietnam as a reservist surgeon. These show very little evidence of war itself but the trepidation transferred from photographer to film is undeniable. The second element is a display of latent imagery housed in rolls of undeveloped 120 film I shot of the television during the events of the day September 11, 2001. To me these rolls of film represent choice, possibility, and the aura of a pivotal force which is never verbalized and more powerful unseen.