Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Noel Rodo-Vankeulen's Karst

Noel Rodo-Vankeulen e-mailed me yesterday to share his new book project Karst. In discussing the work, Noel explains:

"Karst, a geological term to describe how water erodes limestone, is both a metaphorical title and a stepping-off point for a meditation on wandering, dreaming, and memory. The process forms caves, sinkholes, underground rivers, and fissures in rock, mimicking not only concepts of the mind, but how collected experience is fragmented, twisted, and continually altered through time. The photographs in Karst are a conceptual prelude to a trilogy of work that investigates the presence of images. Taken in and around an area known as the Niagara Escarpment, a cliff capped plateau both familiar and alien that spans the heart of the Great Lakes, the images become a brief collective overlook of myth, legend, and experience - an intersection of society and nature commingling to form ideas of the present and past."

Noel plans to release Karst sometime this summer, so make sure to check in with We Can't Paint for further information.

All photographs from Karst

All Images© Noel Rodo-Vankeulen