Struggle to Right Oneself

12Jan13

Artist Kerry Skarbakka captures, via self portraits, that horrible moment when you know you are falling, but cannot respond quickly enough to prevent the inevitable crash, in the series Struggle to Right Oneself.  The images are extremely convincing, with his use of special rigging and climbing gear to achieve the shots, and Skarbakka also feels they symbolize a much deeper philosophy than just a mere fall.    pb

From the artist’s statement..

“This photographic work is in response to this delicate state. It comprises a culmination of thought and emotion, a tying together of the threads of everything I perceive life has come to represent. It is my understanding and my perspective, which relies on the shifting human conditions of the world that we inhabit. It’s exploration resides in the sublime metaphorical space from where balance has been disrupted to the definitive point of no return. It asks the question of what it means to resist the struggle, to simply let go. Or what are the consequences of holding on?”

Spotted on Colossal

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