Salt Flat and Hexagons from The Desert Walk Series
제뉴어리 조 윤 - January Yoon Cho
Archival Pigment Inkjet Print
24 x 36 inches (60.96 x 91.44 cm)
$4,500 USD (Limited Edition of 3 - 2/3 & 3/3 Are Available) - INQUIRE
New York, New York
My work explores identity by examining the relationships between individuals and their environments through photography, video, drawing, and performance. The necessity to adapt to new places deeply impacted me to examine the connection with our surroundings. Growing up in Korea and living in many different cities from the metropolis of New York to suburban Texas, I have learned about nuances beyond the obvious differences in each location. Through my daily observations of these subtleties, I became increasingly interested in depicting matters that we are aware of, but which may not be physically visible. In my work, I utilize the simple silhouette graphics as clues to visualize these invisible themes.
Salt Flat and Hexagons explores the interconnectedness in our environment. It captures my walk performance on a salt flat with naturally formed hexagons in Death Valley. The superimposed silhouette drawings are of hexagons found in nature – snowflakes, turtles, poppy seeds and a beehive. The challenge for the photo shoot came with the cloudy weather and an unexpected desert storm on the first two days of shooting. On the third day, I drove out to the location before sunrise. Once the sun peaked over the mountain, I had to work quickly to catch the sharp shadow of the hexagons on the salt panes that the low angle of the sun was casting.