ARCHITECTURE LEFT BEHIND | Turku, Finland ~ ABSTRACT SERIES | 2015 | PURCHASE
The Truth in Abstract Art
Everybody sees images differently. What is your take in this image? Do you see architecture, bicycle, windows or all of the above? The truth in abstract art is always up to the viewer, seeing and feeling things that relate to each of our own experiences.
This photo is actually two photos in one. I use a similar technique to an old film technique where the same frame was exposed twice. These two photographs were taken 15 seconds apart, and immediately combined in the camera. I wanted to try this technique on architecture and see what it would reveal to me.
Revealing my Ideas
What I captured here is a very revealing moment. The name of this piece evolves from my thought that the practice of architecture would provide me a way to explore my inner thoughts. Architecture became my profession, but - photography became my passion and this is the medium which I am able to communicate at the level that I feel is needed to express myself.
This collage could be also described as a battle between organic and structured. I feel the need to be organized in order to make things happen, bu then again sometimes the best things come out of me when I just improvise on the spot.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth
Traditional Japanese Kozo Paper
I got this special photograph printed on traditional Japanese Kozo paper. It was then framed by Gary Wornell into special frames made by M. Niemi. The paper is made from renewable branches of the kozo (paper mulberry) bush. The innermost of three layers of bark must be isolated to be cooked and beaten before the sheets are formed. Kozo fibre makes strong, translucent and absorbent papers. Kozo is grown as a crop and harvested annually.