Steve O'Bryan

Studio Tour #146: Open Oct 2, 3, 9, 10 - noon to 5pm

8 Chesebro Way, Boulder, CO 80303

Eldorado Springs Art Center. South on Broadway three miles outside Boulder to State Highway 170. Head west (right) on S.H. 170. Travel 3 miles. The last 1/2 mile is dirt road. Look for Art Center sign.

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Re-wilding the Western Landscape.

I live in Boulder, Colorado, a place where natural beauty is easy to find any day, any season. Photography follows this beauty. But as a photographer, I can also step into what the landscape painter, Kathryn Mapes Turner, calls the “metaphorical fog”, to create images that help a viewer move beyond a literal landscape and into the mythic.

The mythic? The vast expanse of the western landscape evokes all that I consider mythic: Our human, emotional, and psychological reaction to these natural elements, those places we often pass but don’t see; those places that can take us out of the human-created, tick-tick-tick of life, and leave us on our own to “contact” a wildness beyond our control. As human beings, we are a part of these landscapes, not apart from them.

Metaphorically, a re-wilding of the landscape that opens its many layers of possible meanings for the viewer. I invite viewers to their own re-wilding of the landscape.


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