MyAntarctica

Photographic Imagery and Imaginings by nicolas hall

Oregon, United States · 181 Sales

MyAntarctica

Photographic Imagery and Imaginings by nicolas hall

Oregon, United States 181 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(80)
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Nicolas

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Announcement   Welcome to My Antarctica, the home of my digital and photographic artwork.

There is always more in visual art than meets the eye.

February 2, 2014 NOTE - All my images, as listed, are printed on 8.5 x 11 Velvet Fine Art paper and do not necessarily fit the 8x10 format as listed. Each image was created without reference to how their orientation would fit or be cropped inside a chosen frame. If you are going to custom frame this work, that obviously will not be an issue BUT if you plan to set it into a pre-made frame, let me know, upon purchase, the exact dimensions of the viewable part of the frame and I can be sure to accommodate the size in the printing so that the image is completely extended to the limits of the viewing area with no white border showing when you frame it.

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My work consists largely of what I like to call photographic constructions.

These are finished images made up of multiple photographic images that I digitally edit and combined to create the finished work. Creating my work this way allows me the time to sift through my ideas, my dreams, my imaginings and memories and allow the finished images to surface.

Then I am able to present them the way I wish them to be instead of limiting myself to the reality of a single photo. Many of the images here will appear to the viewer as one photo. One image. But almost all, with the exception of my nature images, are usually comprised of more than one image.

I think I have grown into this form of art out of the desire to show things as I view them from the inside. I also find that these finished works are often more akin to stories and resonate for me as visual notes to myself.

They come through the notion I hold that time, all too often, displaces the poignancy of what we experience. Even what we believe to be true.

The passing of time can soften it.
It can become fuzzy and out of focus.
I like to be reminded there are dangers in forgetting. . .
I like to be reminded of the work that is left to do
I like to be reminded of the solitude of any one life
I like to be reminded of impermanence

All of the images here are accompanied by words/poems/thoughts about the subject matter. I would invite you to take the time to read through them if the image seems to speak to you and to offer back any thoughts you may have on them as well.

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"The My Antarctica Theme"

"An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing."
- Louise Bourgeois

I am drawn to the landscape of the past.
I believe in the power of examining it completely and I strive to try and decipher the messages and the memories of it all. I think that this work, in each of us, is integral in determining how much we have to offer to anyone else by first understanding the landscape from which we, ourselves, came from.

I am currently producing a series of images that explores that landscape within myself. The title, My Antarctica, in regards to this collection and shop, is about the many personal landscapes I have crossed in my lifetime.

Enjoy your visit here
In My Antarctica

~nicolas

Announcement

Welcome to My Antarctica, the home of my digital and photographic artwork.

There is always more in visual art than meets the eye.

February 2, 2014 NOTE - All my images, as listed, are printed on 8.5 x 11 Velvet Fine Art paper and do not necessarily fit the 8x10 format as listed. Each image was created without reference to how their orientation would fit or be cropped inside a chosen frame. If you are going to custom frame this work, that obviously will not be an issue BUT if you plan to set it into a pre-made frame, let me know, upon purchase, the exact dimensions of the viewable part of the frame and I can be sure to accommodate the size in the printing so that the image is completely extended to the limits of the viewing area with no white border showing when you frame it.

¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨

<>oOo<> "Photographic Constructions <>oOo<>

My work consists largely of what I like to call photographic constructions.

These are finished images made up of multiple photographic images that I digitally edit and combined to create the finished work. Creating my work this way allows me the time to sift through my ideas, my dreams, my imaginings and memories and allow the finished images to surface.

Then I am able to present them the way I wish them to be instead of limiting myself to the reality of a single photo. Many of the images here will appear to the viewer as one photo. One image. But almost all, with the exception of my nature images, are usually comprised of more than one image.

I think I have grown into this form of art out of the desire to show things as I view them from the inside. I also find that these finished works are often more akin to stories and resonate for me as visual notes to myself.

They come through the notion I hold that time, all too often, displaces the poignancy of what we experience. Even what we believe to be true.

The passing of time can soften it.
It can become fuzzy and out of focus.
I like to be reminded there are dangers in forgetting. . .
I like to be reminded of the work that is left to do
I like to be reminded of the solitude of any one life
I like to be reminded of impermanence

All of the images here are accompanied by words/poems/thoughts about the subject matter. I would invite you to take the time to read through them if the image seems to speak to you and to offer back any thoughts you may have on them as well.

¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨

"The My Antarctica Theme"

"An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing."
- Louise Bourgeois

I am drawn to the landscape of the past.
I believe in the power of examining it completely and I strive to try and decipher the messages and the memories of it all. I think that this work, in each of us, is integral in determining how much we have to offer to anyone else by first understanding the landscape from which we, ourselves, came from.

I am currently producing a series of images that explores that landscape within myself. The title, My Antarctica, in regards to this collection and shop, is about the many personal landscapes I have crossed in my lifetime.

Enjoy your visit here
In My Antarctica

~nicolas

Nicolas

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5 out of 5 stars
(80)
Camille Cullen

Camille Cullen on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was my first purchase from My Antarctica. After receiving these I promptly ordered 5 more. This artist is amazing. You can feel the depth and intention from this artist in every creation. A very special find on etsy for me. I'm an avid art collector and these are worth investing in. If you like art that feels alive and living, buy these. So happy to gives these a home. Highly recommended. X

Camille Cullen

Camille Cullen on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was my first purchase from My Antarctica. After receiving these I promptly ordered 5 more. This artist is amazing. You can feel the depth and intention from this artist in every creation. A very special find on etsy for me. I'm an avid art collector and these are worth investing in. If you like art that feels alive and living, buy these. So happy to gives these a home. Highly recommended. X

Camille Cullen

Camille Cullen on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was my first purchase from My Antarctica. After receiving these I promptly ordered 5 more. This artist is amazing. You can feel the depth and intention from this artist in every creation. A very special find on etsy for me. I'm an avid art collector and these are worth investing in. If you like art that feels alive and living, buy these. So happy to gives these a home. Highly recommended. X

Camille Cullen

Camille Cullen on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was my first purchase from My Antarctica. After receiving these I promptly ordered 5 more. This artist is amazing. You can feel the depth and intention from this artist in every creation. A very special find on etsy for me. I'm an avid art collector and these are worth investing in. If you like art that feels alive and living, buy these. So happy to gives these a home. Highly recommended. X

Camille Cullen

Camille Cullen on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was my first purchase from My Antarctica. After receiving these I promptly ordered 5 more. This artist is amazing. You can feel the depth and intention from this artist in every creation. A very special find on etsy for me. I'm an avid art collector and these are worth investing in. If you like art that feels alive and living, buy these. So happy to gives these a home. Highly recommended. X

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My Antarctica

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show."

Andrew Wyeth

Autumn and Winter. . .these are my seasons. When all of the summer glory, the easy warmth and fantastic bloom of nature is fading. When the gathering and social seasons dissipate and we return to our true, bare, solitary selves.

It is just a deep desire I have had as long as I can remember . . . to try and tell the story of this inner landscape around me, the one I have thrived in for years, as seen through my eyes.

Capturing beauty wherever I find it and creating my own mythology from what I find on the INSIDE where it has always resided. Where it is always beautiful.

Creating from my memories. . . from the vast and endless childhood landscapes. I believe childhood holds all the answers we ever need. I walk these landscapes in daydreams as they blend seamlessly into my waking hours. Adulthood often crumbles into a bricolage of other peoples dreams...

Creating from deeply woven imagination and through a love and appreciation of light and darkness.

There is no expectation of what anyone might think of these works. . . nothing here was created with anyone's living room wall or the seasons "in" colors in mind.

Here you'll simply find my thoughts, words and imagery
Poems, ideas and implications
A patchwork covering of just one soul. . .

These are just little vignettes . . . the greater story to be told is in what YOU see in them and what they hopefully will touch there in your world.

If you wish to share what YOU discover here, I am all ears. . .

Thank you for looking. . .

-nicolas

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    I am the one who imagines, renders, edits, prints, packages and ships the piece of art you will receive. It's a simple equation. . .one part reality with a million parts of unending inspiration. Mix well and keep away from what most call "reality."

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