Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Nina Katchadourian - Rock Family Tree

Rock Family Tree30 photographs, each 4 x 6 inches, in handmade frames with wooden connecting network, 1998

'I took portrait-style photographs of various rocks on my family's summer property in Finland, then arranged these rocks into a family tree structure. On one side, the rocks grow increasingly proximious to human presence and even turn into things like benches; on the other, the rocks grow increasingly distant, "loner rocks" who leave land behind and head out to sea.'

And this piece made me smile because this is where my work does stem from.

I love rocks and geology and how something as simple as water can carve mountains away.

Rocks are defeated by water.

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