Landscape is perhaps the most natural subject in the world for artists. It surrounds us, fills our focus, and defines our existence. Yet each artist reads his or her own unique truth in the landscape, and hence depicts it in a different way. From a surreal music video to a collage on recycled plastic, these artists' perspectives on landscape are as varied as the landscapes from which they come, from Ireland to Norway to California. - Allison Geller
Find out more about these artists in our Guest Artists Catalog.
Amber takes most of her pictures while hiking in the valley of Northern California. As the unusual perspective of this image illustrates, she likes the photograph the same subject from different angles to see how it is best captured. She wants her images “full of color and natural architecture.”
Devon's “Eco-Scape” collages are made using found papers on reclaimed plexiglass and plastics. In his own words: “It is important for me to treat my work as alchemy, and a such I make every effort to use base materials in my quest for gold. These are not pictures of specific places, like traditional landscapes, but rather artwork using the symbol of "landscape" to create subtle energetic effects in the viewer.”
“My process for creating "Landscape" was no different than my process for drawing or doing video work- layers! I started out with a variety of original photographs taken in Germany, at the Natural History Museum in NY, and a lot of textures I had shot over time. After that, it was very much like painting with photographs until the final work seemed unified enough to stand alone.”
Talissa uses her layering techniques to create a music video to “Old Natcor” by Red Mandible, setting a strange and captivating scene: