Daniel Abraham

BOE 2009 Chardonnay

 

‘Reverberation (for Andy W.)’, © 2007

Photograph on BFK paper

17″ x 22″

 

(Fragments in lieu of an “Artist Statement”)

This is about the intersection of man-made environment and nature: nature reclaiming the space appropriated by man.

This is not abstract art. This is nature photography / Close-ups from the urban environment.

The art of small things – things you have to get close to – bend or kneel down to observe, because small things require extra effort from the viewer.

Time: Take the time to look around. Beauty is hiding everywhere.

Time: All things must pass / slow decay from the elements.

(Re)discovering the psychedelic nature of reality. Notice the tiny, insignificant details that are part of the daily environment.

Discover the tiny universes hiding in plain sight everywhere – tune into the noise your mind has learned to cancel out in order to become more efficient.

“What is it?” is not the question – what matters is what the viewer projects.

These are not paintings (although the technician of the photo lab that processes my film still thinks that that’s what they are.)

There are no deserts, mountains, landscapes, seascapes, maps or satellite photos – just things you see in any city.

To show the effect of the organic – sun, fire, rain, dirt, dust + time over the man-made: concrete, metal, asphalt, paint, glue, plaster and glass.

 

http://www.DanielAbrahamPhoto.com

 

 

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