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Tuesday
Nov272012

How Am I Not Myself?

There is time, and there is space. Of course, our humble human minds think we're in control of these mighty forces. However, every once in a while something comes along to snap you out of reality and forces you to remember that all we can ever really accomplish in life is something akin to fumbling around in the dark looking for light switches while avoiding bottomless pits.

So, while you may have you're own opinion, I know that when I saw the strangely wonderful work of Austen Pruett my brain crumbled just a little bit. Using a combination of old photographic methods including Cyanotype and Vandyke, Mr. Pruett creates images that blur reality in the most aesthetically pleasing way. When were these taken? Who are these people? Are they even people, or are they stolen souls forever trapped in celluloid as the Amish eternally fear?

As far as existential nutrition goes I feel his work provides a well-balanced diet of mystery, tangibility, history, present, future, and…riboflavin.  So put on your scholarly scarf, grab your pipe, study up on your Sartre and maybe quickly leaf through your old Heidegger notes. Then have a ponderous looksy at this swell collection of prints made by this brazen up-and-comer.

 

Time. Space. And something else. 

 

Austin Pruett | San Francisco, CA

Once outwitted a Mexican drug cartel by singing a perfect rendition "I Am I Said" while dressed like El Chupacabra. 

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check out more of that artful shit at

austenpruett.tumblr.com

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranonymouse

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