Flash FOrward Kerry Shaw 2015
from the series Dreams I Wish I Had a continuation from Water Brother
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. We grew up on a river and LIVED in the water, together.
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 series explores the fantasy of flight, set in the visual meditative spaces that are a form of my brother’s existence. A semblance of nostalgic desire to share life as epic, natural beautyscapes. Stuart lives as a character in each nuance and
he floats with me as a cloud.
Each piece is made up of multiple layers and combinations of photographic captures, sculpted together to create a larger story. Intended for immensely large scale, an emphasis on highly detailed aesthetics seduces the viewer into the feeling of flight. The triptych of oceanscapes align when hung strategically as do the diptych of skyscapes. Everything connected, always.