Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching Paper
11 x 16 inches
New Landscapes Series
BIO: Carol Selter (b. Los Angeles) lives and works in Santa Cruz, CA. She has exhibited widely, including in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Boston. She received her MFA in Photography from San Jose State University (SJSU) in 2002, after earning both a BA in Botany and MA in Biological Sciences from SJSU. She has received a SECA Award in Electronic Media and the Phelan Art Award in Photography. www.carolselter.com
STATEMENT: Drawing upon my background in biological science, I make photo-based work that explores the natural world and our relationships to that world. In New Landscapes, I construct slightly altered versions of reality by photographing intact pages from Blurb photo books I printed for an earlier project. But here, I twist and curl and rejoin the pages to create new, composite landscapes that are not exactly fictional yet not fully representational. By making ordinary yet ambiguous images that deviate from traditional landscape photographs, I seek to stimulate immediate closer scrutiny of the images, and consequently, closer observation of the natural environment that surrounds us.