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ELEMENTAL-WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Ask any artist, writer, or poet, and they may each have a different answer. Put to our Collective of photographers the same is true. Each of our artists have come up with what the word ‘ELEMENTAL’ signifies to them and how they show that in their work.
One definition regards it as embodying the dynamics of nature. So, for some of us it relates to the most basic elements of our lives; Earth, Water, Air as in Tom Vancisin’s and Bob Younger’s elegant black and white work from Nature.
For some it means breaking things down to their most elementary features…simplifying what lies before you or ‘getting down to basics’ . You will see this in Stephen Davis’s found still lifes, , Barbara Beck’s photographs of isolated ice bubbles and Emily Kim’s photographs of her mother’s belongings.
For some, as with Robert Barry’s work, it is explained though the keen eye of what he sees on the street, and for Brandy Sebastian, what she sees and re-interprets in nature.
The beauty of photography, and truly all art, is that the artist has complete control to express themselves through their art-making process. I believe our artists have done just that and I invite you to enjoy their varied interpretations.
OUR COLLECTIVE IS: TERRY SCOTT ALLEN ï ROBERT BARRY ï BARBARA BECK ï GRANT BRITTAIN ï DONNA COSENTINO ï STEPHEN DAVIS ï CARLA De DOMINICISï DEB HELLMAN ï BOB AND SUSAN HILL ï EMILY KIM ï ANDREA MATTHIES ï BRANDY SEBASTIAN ï TOM VANCISIN ï KEIKO YAMASAKI ï BOB YOUNGER