Here Nor There

Image 1, Elias Parsons, Two Masons, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 16" x 20".

Image 2, Elias Parsons, Fire Tower, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 16" x 20".

Image 3, Elias Parsons, Sidewalk, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 16" x 20".

Image 4, Elias Parsons, Untitled, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 16" x 20".

Image 5, Elias Parsons, Pool, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 16" x 20".

Image 6, Elias Parsons, Mud Season, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 16" x 20".

Image 7, Elias Parsons, One Thirty AM, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 16" x 20".

Image 8, Elias Parsons, Untitled, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 16" x 20".

Image 9, Elias Parsons, Untitled, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 16" x 20".

Image 10, Elias Parsons, Untitled, 2019, Archival inkjet print, 16" x 20".

Posted on: April 28, 2019
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Description

There is no thoughtful discussion to be had about landscape art today that does not concern, address, or problematize the impact of human alteration. Despite this, we fawn over depictions of the world that romanticize virgin land uncontaminated by the technology and infrastructure that make our lifestyles possible. As time passes, our actions and modifications upon the landscape seem to only become more complex. It has become easy to feel like an unconcerned spectator, to feel detached from one?s own environment and community for a lack of understanding. When considering my own outlook I came to realize that I am always encountering the landscape as a foreign entity ? something unfamiliar and unknowable? and not as the place in which I live. The scope of my work is defined by common experiences of distant spectatorship, evidence of human activity both productive and destructive, and the pedestrian voyeurism of a modern lifestyle. Through methodical observations of the subtle, the mundane, and the commonplace, my photographs meditate on the nature of our individual relationship to the built environment.




Elias Parsons

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BFA Student

Major: Photography

Graduation Year: 2019

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