Category Archives: Abstract

separation anxiety

this… (#9) | © Emma Leslie 2012

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photo sculptures by letha wilson

“I think the interesting thing about photography is you’re trying to capture that moment because you want to hold onto it, this vision, this view you see that’s encompassing you, so you’re using photography as an attempt to capture, but then there’s something interesting when you look at that photograph in a different place and time; it conveys another place, a third meaning. That’s what I’m trying to do with my work, using physical or structural components to bring that third element in so it’s not really here nor there, and make it more present at the moment of viewing. I think it fills a gap. I’m really drawn to sculpture, and as a viewer I think it has a lot of possibilities and potential, so I’m really trying to mix the physical presence of an artwork with an image.” –  Letha Wilson 2011

 

Altogether At Once | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Vertical Horizon | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Angled Aspens | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Sunset Airplane | © Letha Wilson 2009

 

Rockface | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Two by Four | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Hug Grand Tentons | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

 

my new favourite person

Axel Hütte is a German contemporary landscape photographer. Hütte is part of a generation of German photographers that includes Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, and Andreas Gursky, who have been influential in the creation of this unique photographic aesthetic. His photographs follow a strict objective approach devoid of narrative and yet evoke emotive qualities with poetic sensibility.

 

Bryant Park | © Axel Hütte Date unknown

 

Ingelheim | © Axel Hütte 2009

 

Niederwald | © Axel Hütte 2009

 

Title unknown | © Axel Hütte Date unknown

 

Caesars Palace en Las Vegas | © Axel Hütte 2009

 

Elfenweiher | © Axel Hütte 2004

 

Sandia Mountains, USA| © Axel Hütte Date unknown

 

Underworld, New Mexico | © Axel Hütte 2008

the materiality of light

I discovered artistic expression through photography and have been trained as a media specific artist. However, driving my Honours research is the realisation that my long affinity with materiality is challenging the limits of my medium and changing the way I want to communicate artistically. How do I make the transition from photographer to a non-media specific visual artist?

 

Scan of scrunch print | © Emma Leslie 2012

 

Grid – Install Experiment | © Emma Leslie 2012

 

Corner – Install Experiment | © Emma Leslie 2012

 

Another Corner – Install Experiment | © Emma Leslie 2012

 

Floating Grid – Install Experiment | © Emma Leslie 2012

 

Match and Clash – Install Experiment | © Emma Leslie 2012

 

Awkward Fit – Install Experiment | © Emma Leslie 2012