Jodie Hooker Photography
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Wanderings
11x17" archival inkjet with mixed media
I enjoy working with photographic imagery and love to look at and think about straight photographs and especially landscape photographs. The subjective painted areas in my photographs represent my intuitive response to the land around me. In American Visions Robert Hughes refers to landscape as an art form linked to the American experience. For me the landscapes represent journeys. Instead of focusing on majestic scenes full of grandeur, I enjoy quiet, more intimate landscapes.
As I study landscape photographs I am drawn to ideas involving the nature of reality and the perception of the photograph as real. Landscape painting is seen as created or subjective. This play between real and unreal is reflected in the drawn and exposed areas of each photo/painting. Most of my photographs are one of a kind and will not be reproduced.
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