The Beginning of the Universe
Iron, cobalt, zinc, and copper oxides on ceramic
200 x 137 x 17 cm / 78 3/4 x 53 7/8 x 6 3/4 in
© Sam Falls
Concerned with the intimacy of time, the illustration of place, and exploration of mortality, Sam Falls has created his own formal language by intertwining photography's core parameters of time and exposure with nature and her elements. Working largely outdoors with vernacular materials and nature as a site-specific subject, Falls abandons mechanical reproduction in favor of a more symbiotic relationship between subject and object. In doing so, he bridges the gap between photography, sculpture, and painting, as well as the divide between artist, object, and viewer.