...another place to wander around
Welcome to my virtual notebook,
a place for keeping some things I don't want to forget...
A visual wall of inspiration for thought gathering.
My heartfelt thanks to all who have contributed here,
for this notebook would be empty without you.
Andre Petterson combines photography and painting to create some powerfully original images. The combination of media is a tricky one to pull off. It can often feel like little more than a cheat, a way for an artist to add some expressionistic zing to an otherwise realist image without having to resort to drawing, god forbid. But Petterson’s images tie the two media together both visually and conceptually. In almost all of his recent work, mechanical devices can be seen as stand-ins, not for the photography, but for painting and drawing. They represent the hand-made, the self powered, the physical application of labor to one’s desired goals, while the painting can be seen as standing in for the photography, capturing the instantaneous moment, action itself frozen in time.