Wonder is a state of mind somewhere between knowledge and uncertainty. It is the basis of my practice and results in images that are simultaneously familiar and strange. I utilize everyday objects and fundamental forces to illustrate experiences of wonder. Each photograph begins with a simple question “How would this look? Is that possible? What would happen if…?” and develops through a sculptural process of experimentation. As I explore the garage and search through the basement to solve these pictures, I find ways to exploit the mysterious qualities of these everyday objects and familiar materials.I wish I had thought to do something like this while I was teaching art at Astrocamp. Perhaps I can pass it on to the next summer arts teacher. If you would like to see more of his work you can find it on his website here.
Sunday, June 24
Posted by Kelly Visel