Rain shadow, St. Abbs, Scotland, June 1984
Snow shadow, Brough, Cumbria, 13th January 1985
Started to rain / laid down / waited / left a dry shadow, Haarlemmerhout, Holland, 29 August 1984
Barry Underwood (b.1963, USA)
Artist Barry Underwood documents full-scale installations he builds on-site in the landscape. Curiosity about ecological and social history of specific places drives his work. By revealing the beauty and potential of an ordinary landscape an everyday scene is transformed into a memorable, visual experience. Each photograph image is a dialogue – the result of his direct encounter with nature and history. Inspired by cinema, land art, and contemporary painting, the resulting photographs are both surreal and familiar. This tension between the familiar and the surreal gives the images a strange power.