Artist: Kerry Shaw
Title: “Chasing Rainbows”
"From the Series // Dreams I Wish I Had, a continuation from Water Brother, an ongoing series of waterscapes and landscapes, dedicated to my brother Stuart, who passed in 2001. He was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder.
I learned to rearrange the longing for my departed brother, by celebrating his existence through epic imagery. I now see him in all forms of waters’ change. He is part of the greater cycle, a body gone back to the molecular beginnings we all come from. He is a shape-shifter and these are my visual meditations.
This work explores the fantasy of flight. Provocation of movement, forward and uplifting motion, maneuvering above and beyond obstruction. Creating a semblance of ffoating moments, arrested in a stop motion illustration. The highly detailed aesthetic and large format, seduces the viewer to look closer and enter into the expanse.
Each piece is made up of multiple layers and combinations of photographic captures, sculpted together to create a larger story. Each detailed nuance and gesture of cloud and waters’ surface is a character.
They are carefully painted into a choreographed dance. When images from the series are hung in a strategic row, they align into their own wave pattern, representing the continuation of life in every frame."
- Kerry Shaw