I have this show opening today at Kelly Yap Art Gallery. Kelly has long been a supporter of the arts in SL, providing gallery space and studio space on her mainland parcels. When she approached me about doing a show, I decided I wanted to do something different. And so E-SCAPES was born.
I wrote an Artist’s Statement for the show. I explained why I chose landscapes, what they meant to me, and how I made them. I used artsy words like Alternative Process, Chroma, Organic and Contrast. I talked about isolation, accessible and evocative. I discussed why I went against the norm of conventional landscape photography and included centered objects, midpoint horizon lines and tossed the rule of thirds out the window. It was an artsy paragraph.
I sounded like a real ass.
I created these landscapes because I wanted to. Because I feel compelled to create things that make me feel connected to something. That’s the bottom line. I chose landscapes because I wanted to challenge myself to evoke emotions without using any figures. I like them. I hope you do too.
That’s my artist’s statement.