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Primordial Visions: the Photography of Howard Pugh
Abstract Photograph Gallery 2B primordial element: The Sunprimordial element: Fireprimordial element: The Atomprimordial element: Lightning
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Hidden Ideogram of Painful Truths

Photographed on: 8/11/2008

Object(s) photographed: Paint and dye-cast metal, spray paint, dirt and grease - on side of train engine. Close-up.

This photograph was captured inside the Navajo nation (huge reservation). I feel that there is an illusiveness, a dark etherial quality that seems to haunt this image. Which begs the question of context - is there a metaphysical bond between the object's place and the aesthetic experience of a semi-representational artwork? Does place play a greater underlying role in the meaning of an image than what convention suggests, regardless of the degree of abstraction that the photographer / artist imposes?

All photographs are printed with archival papers and inks by Artist, and are mounted with acid-free mat boards (16" X 20"). All are limited editions and are protected by copyright.



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