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Mt. Stevenson, Tekapo-Pukaki Back Road - limited edition 2/5 - Eric Schusser
Mt. Stevenson, Tekapo-Pukaki Back Road - limited edition 2/5, 2020
51 x 77cmFramed: 62 x 87cmpigment ink print on Hahnemulle German Etching paper 310 gsm . Archival Conservation glassSoldCOLOUR OF ANXIETY - Solo exhibition - 28th March - 24th April
Waking up on the 1st of January 2020 and seeing the eery glowing sky and
smoke from the Australian bushfires - I immediately thought “Welcome to our
future”. To me it was a dystopian future, an in your face reminder that climate
change affects us all.
In dealing with this as a photographic project I wanted to convey a warning
but I also wanted to convey the extraordinary beauty of our land and what we
risk losing. In a sense the exhibition has become prophetic - as more and
more places shut down in the face of COVID 19 our land will indeed become
devoid of people circulating in society.
My methodology involves visual storytelling, honesty and I hope to give
viewers an image they can connect with, be that graphic and stark images of
a future where the beauty rest behind a smoky tone or traditional beautiful
black and white landscapes.
This exhibition is printed as a series of framed pigment ink archival
photographic images with a historic processes wet plate collodion orange
smoky tint - a reference to the bushfires. It is contrasted with the classical
timeless quality of two black and white images of how it was and how we
want things to remain.