Before Mr. F and I began to travel, I rarely gave thought to the energy found in certain places. Sure I knew the intensity of Manhattan was vastly different from the quiet pace of life in the Smoky Mountains. But once we started traveling, I became much more sensitive to each place’s energy. In his photographs, LA artist David Benjamin Sherry seems to distill the aura of each place down to color.
As a painter, it’s something that I’ve given a lot of thought to. While each new place definitely has a different pace and feel, it’s interesting to me to think about how that might translate into color. You may think well, that’s easy, trees and water = green and blue. But there can be an underlying feeling to a place, whether a warmth or mystery, that might make it feel differently than it presents visually. I haven’t decided yet the colors of the Bay Area.. give me a few more months, ha! What color is your landscape?
All images are via the artist’s website.