Meike J. Paniza

Between Land and Sky

In Between Land and Sky I chose from the beginning to be attuned to the often overlooked and ordinary events of every-day life that attract my attention – fleeting time and the changes in light and mood from one second to the next.

The work was inspired by a wish to create a series of images that mimics the sensory and visual cues that inform my reco-llection of that which is both highly personal but also true to experience. The physicality of that experience is condensed, or rather transmuted, into a sprinkling of space, color, visual, and even auditory phenomena.

Although these images were shot in Alaska, they deliberately avoid being grounded to a specific location. The captured, fleeting moments are grounded in the photographic real - two summers and winters with my family in Anchorage, Alaska- however, because these scenes are isolated from a larger continuum, the meaning of the images remains open-ended. The fragmentary views are both elusive and weightless, offering no more than a poetic pause or glimpse of the temporal and physical space that we inhabit.











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