photo-eye Gallery Laurie Tümer: CLOUDS – New work and Monograph photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce a selection of new work by represented artist Laurie Tümer in her ongoing CLOUDS series – a meditation on the sky’s ephemeral and ever-changing form.
|Cloud No. 8716, © Laurie Tümer|
|Cloud No. 3853, © Laurie Tümer|
I have a 180-degree view from my perch. If I walked up the hill that crests 60 feet from my front door, I would see 360 degrees. Down here is still close enough to heaven. I see the badlands to the south that obscure my view of Santa Fe, and a pristine mesa I dream of hiking that runs east and west from Española to Chimayo. Facing west from a reclining position is the Jemez Mountains where I can only see a hint of the horizon. When I moved across town here six years ago I began lazily photographing the clouds through this west facing window while waiting out pain flares. As I became absorbed in capturing this spectacle, the pain eclipsed just enough to rise and get carried away. Photographing clouds is now an impressive antidote in my arsenal. Before moving to this cloud amphitheater, I never had the luxury of watching clouds for hours—who does? So, I am grateful for the time, the view from this room of my own, and a generous subject.“ –Laurie Tümer
|Cloud No. 3148, © Laurie Tümer|
"Laurie Tümer has found a way to deliver sunsets and clouds from their overused and exhausted banality…" – Siegfried Halus
"…We need them [clouds] – the alchemy, this mystery, these drifting masses we can’t beckon or cajole, fence or box or even put a finger on. Sometimes what has evaporated returns to quench a fireline or nourish a garden plot...” – Lisa Gill.
|Cloud No. 8575, © Laurie Tümer|
|Cloud No. 3655/3652, © Laurie Tümer|
|Cloud No. 4889, © Laurie Tümer|
|CLOUDS self-published by Laurie Tümer|
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