Medium format film / archival pigment print on panel

20” x 20”

 

Inspired by the poem I Can’t Stop Dreaming  by Anonymous

 

I CAN'T STOP DREAMING 

 

I can’t stop dreaming.

I’m at the sea.

Dreaming for ever, but still not believing.

 

I want the waves to come on in.

On me, over me, take me out to the sea.

 

Floating

  letting go of the weight that drowns.

Floating

  breaking the chains that bound.

 

I woke up dreaming.

And now I know.

Dreaming’s the state that life does unfold.

 

I want the waves to come on in.

On me, over me, ocean waves are me.

 

—  Anonymous

 

jd weiss discusses her work here. 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

I am drawn to nature whether it is the open vistas of the ocean or the smallest features in a dry brown leaf. Although, all that I see in my every day experience is part of my palette.

 

Open spaces of fields, lakes, and oceans reflect our fears, hopes, dreams and, fantasies. After all, the reality is that there is no out there without the perceptions (and the thoughts/emotions attached to them) that each individual brings to these spaces.  It is this relationship we each have with nature that is explored throughout these images; often dream like, and surreal, open to each individuals interpretation. In addition, the nature of time, and impermanence are explored throughout these collections.

 

I use 6x6 medium format film cameras that produce negatives with both depth and subtleness. After scanning the negatives I sometimes combine multiple frames taken at the same location to create a more complete impressionistic experience. The prints are made with archival pigment inks on cotton rag paper. Each print is hand varnished, negating the need for glazing; providing the viewer with a more tangible experience than with typically framed photographs.

 

Finally, and most importantly, I believe photography's true power, is not in the capturing, and then saving a special moment from the past, but rather photographs serve as a reminder that these wonderful moments abound, and we are surrounded by them and indeed, are part of them in every present moment.

-jd weiss, 2018

 

"take me out to the sea" jd weiss

$575.00Price

    Emerge Gallery & Art Space

    228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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