Monday, January 28, 2008

Nogah Davidson

these photos are cropped images from satelite pictures. the idea is to look at territories as pure graphics and esthetics


A.Decker said...

I've wondered about your predilection for maps as art. This one seems to provide at least a partial answer.


I like the second of these two best. Just to look at.:-)

Moon River said...

might be Synchronicity, (but as i see art, "good art" the synchronicity in it is inherent) i am probably the last one to know why is this strange attraction. you for all i know, can see thru me better then i'll ever see.
what is it that you see in the second one?:)

A.Decker said...

I'm not sure I can explain it, but in terms of 'abstract' painting, I've always been most drawn to pieces with considerable areas of empty space demarcated by choice, somewhat smaller sections of more concentrated visual activity. Come to think of it, that's actually what I like best in representational art as well.
I've always been fond of big open spaces, in 'real life', in art, and I guess that shades my preference here. The emptiness seems to represent some kind of peace, if only for a moment, so I can get my bearings before encountering the action at the edges...? Peaceful center from which to consider...? Puts things in perspective... I'm trying to figure out. What I know is, I like the way this one feels in my visual imagination, like I've got room to breathe, whereas the first one makes me feel crowded kinda claustrophobic--too much activity which overpowers. In the second there's more space, a sense of hope that, maybe, the surrounding action can be put into perspective, dealt with.

Does that help any?
It was fun to consider.
Thank you, Moon!

A.Decker said...

Ah! I just realized, the space also represents time, to me. Time to put the action parts into...some kind of context I can deal with.
I guess that just says the same thing, only in terms of time instead of space.

Fascinating, how something so necessarily flat can arouse so many dimensions in the mind, isn't it?!

And now I'm seeing maps as 2D art, thanks to you.


Moon River said...

i agree with you about how something so 'flat' as a painting/photo can arouse so many dimensions in the mind, it is fascinating!
and thank you for sharing your insights and feeling about what art evoke in your mind. i felt i know what you mean about needing the space to be manifested in side the art work. i like that as well.
but sometimes i am attracted to a more crazy like-hectic-over loaded-all most explosive imagery, i guess it represant my state of being...

Anonymous said...

You forgot Andrew Jackson’s Big Block of Cheese with nary a macaroni in sight.