Featured Artist for April: Suzanne Metzel and Bob Tanner
In this series I set out to capture the juxtaposition of the natural versus the mechanical with images of random construction materials hoisted by large cranes against the a backdrop of sky and clouds. Eventually she became stuck on the notion of “backdrop” and began to construct alternative backdrops. Against the Backdrop is a series of portraits of construction materials against unlikely backdrops with organic qualities.
The photographs I created were made from ephemeral matter, easily found and lost. My images were conceived using the basic elements of a photograph; light and shadow, and little else. My purpose was to create something from virtually nothing.
The resulting images elicited emotions of fear and excitement. My hope was to give form to that experience.
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