Sarah Salomon - Unopened Drawers
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With urbanization encroaching on natural spaces, the definition of an American landscape is evolving and changing people’s relationship to nature. With ever-increasing demands on time, parklands and urban green spaces are an important refuge for contemplation and recreation. In this body of work, I have utilized camera motion to reduce references to a specific place, and to emphasize connections between man and his surroundings.
Rather than focus on the flawless imperfections of any particular scene, I have blurred the lines between objects to abstract and reveal more of their essence. By moving the camera while the shutter is open, light is formed into specific brush strokes. Familiar objects are reduced to textures, shapes, lines and colors. Images contain streaks and lines of an object’s former shape, and color shifts occur when things overlap.
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