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Marty Samis
Boreal Reverie

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

2019 03 M.Samis web

The primary inspiration to create these images came from the desire to capture the vast and dynamic landscapes of the Kluane region. These montages attempt to evoke the mood of the area. Each one interprets the feeling of a specific part of the region and ties an animal to its habitat.

Each piece is a composite of up to eight individual images, layered with computer software. By focusing on multiple visual, natural elements in this way, I hope to suggest a new way of appreciating a landscape – one that gives viewers a more comprehensive sense of place than would a single image or idea.

At the same time, the layers in each piece permit a broader reading, allowing each viewer their own personal interpretation of the boreal forest.  

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

A passion for photography has been instilled in Marty from an early age. His photographic education is largely self-taught, the result of experimentation and experience. A move to the Yukon in 2009 to work as a hiking guide in Kluane National Park allowed for countless opportunities to explore his enthusiasm for photography and the outdoors.
These images are composites of up to eight individual images layered and blended using computer software. Most of the original images were captured in the Kluane region of the Yukon.
Metal prints preserve the image by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminium sheets. The ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface is waterproof and can be cleaned easily – just avoid direct sunlight. Metal prints come with float mount hangers attached to the back of the print.

 

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