STATEMENT - TED KNERR
are some of my favorite photos and, for good reasons, half
came from Point Reyes National Seashore, just north of San
Francisco. Not only because it's an unspoiled national treasure,
but that there's a unique spiritual grandeur embedded in the
place. Most of the rest were taken in NYC, my home town, whose
landscape is more a reflection of humanity but includes nature
and is not without it's own spiritual energy; although less
calming it's no less important. Archival digital prints, signed
and numbered in limited editions of 200. Epson Ultrachrome
inks, UV protected, with a lightfast rating of 165 years by
Wilhelm Imaging, a leading independent testing authority.
They may be printed on heavy white cotton watercolor, ultrasmooth
fine art or premium luster papers, all acid-free, in a choice
the ancient Persian poet, wrote, "Do you think I know what
I am doing? ... As much as a pen knows what it is writing".
I try to let go of control and let my art find it's own way.
Creativity comes through the window of ideas from outside
conscious control. The experience amazes me by exceeding my
plans and abilities. White areas open up the space and lighten
the atmosphere. In this simplified space, objects begin to
take on more individual shapes. They no longer press against
one another like cells in a honeycomb. They are clearly seen
as separate from the background, as actors engaged in a drama.
Now the whites begin to break up the outer rectangle of the
picture plane so the outside white space flows through the
image. The white becomes a large field for the image to operate
in. I broke out of 'the box' and found a wider perspective.
The viewer sees the painting as one world among many. Launched
on a new voyage but without yet knowing the destination.