Bill Anderson

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GENESIS, 2008
Edition 4/12
Archival ink jet print on acid free rag board
22 x 48”

The force behind creating these images was born out of a desire to harmonize elements often avoided in the search for a perfect, or untroubled brand of beauty, and to explore examples of the individual’s interaction with the environment. What we’re capable of for the sake of profit and industrial progress is well known to the environment, but what motivates the timeless habit of leaving our, often intimate, and primitively creative marks behind on any surface conducive to the task? Anderson writes of this work, “I came across this beech tree while hiking in a forest near Ottawa. While the carving in the delicate skin-like bark of the tree conflicts with its surroundings on one level, its message harmonizes on an other, very different, level.”

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GRAFFITI, 2008
Edition 2/12
Archival ink jet print on acid free rag board
22 x 48”

With aesthetics being a primary concern, and to overcome the mechanical limitations of a more conventional photographic approach, it was often necessary to re-establish spatial, tonal, and color relationships, by interpreting each important element separately. And so, once re-constructed, the paradoxes of near and far, the manufactured and the organic, the transient and the immutable, combined to create a new context and, hopefully, a heightened sense of place. This is especially true of Graffiti, about which Anderson state: “this graffiti figure, near Squamish BC, is somewhat humorously reanimated by its surroundings, a primordial nature; a nature that is often at odds with contemporary values”.