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Emerald Strands

THE STORY

Artist Statement 

Brian Goodman has always been captivated by the visual interplay between light, color and texture. For over 50 years, Brian’s photography has spanned the globe, capturing stirring landscapes, intriguing characters, and thought-provoking studies using a wide variety of methods and media.

Solace of Space

In this world of over-saturated, in your face, and instantaneous image gratification, it is sometimes difficult to break away and separate our senses from the constant bombardment that we are assaulted with on a daily basis. What used to be a quiet country road is now a super-highway, blasting a never-ending pitch for the next restaurant, hotel, fast food chain, attorney or religious prophecy. Spontaneous information and visual overload instantly materialize, stalking us at the push of a button, on gas pumps, in bathrooms, on the road, in our pockets. We no longer choose when and what content we care to view and absorb. It is forced upon us.

The images in the Solace of Space collection are designed to draw us into spaces of comfort and solitude, free from the constant visual noise that

we encounter every day. They are suggestive of something familiar, and yet are unable to be defined. In fact, they could be anywhere – dreamlike images inviting you into a place of private wonder. You find yourself responding emotionally to the colors, textures and movement within each artistically crafted image, creating a sense of tranquility and space –

the Solace of Space.

  

 

"Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right".

~ Robert Hunter