Tag Archive: landscape


Takay

“Colored Valley” (2008): Taken in Shigakougen, Japan by talented landscape photographer Takay with a Pentax K10D. Part fairy-tale, part dreamscape, it’s awe-inducing to think about the technicolor wonder of nature around the world.

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Wayne White

“Poon”: Step into the absurd text-and-image landscapes of painter, puppeteer and production designer Wayne White, whose lauded Word Paintings are known for their satiric and irreverent messages. Bold typography dominates reproductions of banal, vintage-looking landscapes, creating a juxtaposition that triggers a comedic or thought-provoking response. “Poon” is a fairly straight-forward example of White’s project, but other phrases jostle the landscape for space, often bending to his whim or disappearing into the horizon lines of the tepid nature scenes. These are the kind of images hanging on grandparents’ walls, and the kind of half-baked quips you hear in passing conversation. The combination of the two is wonderfully unexpected, and all in the name of poking fun. White writes, “I’m often as frustrated at the world as most people are. But I think frustration is hilarious. One of my missions is to bring humor into fine art. It’s sacred.” Wayne White is also known for his work as a set designer on Pee Wee’s Playhouse and his direction of music videos. Don’t take anything too seriously as you peruse his website: http://www.waynewhiteart.com/