Hurricane LIV, 2009/2011 - Clifford Ross
About the Work
About Hurricane LIV
Clifford Ross's Hurricane series captures tumultuous ocean waves shot by the artist in the water while tethered to an assistant on land. Ross says, "Why waves and hurricanes? They're bigger than me. Nature is bigger than me…Ultimately ...Read More
Clifford Ross's Hurricane series captures tumultuous ocean waves shot by the artist in the water while tethered to an assistant on land. Ross says, "Why waves and hurricanes? They're bigger than me. Nature is bigger than me…Ultimately I realized that I was reflecting on memories from my childhood, being slammed by the waves off Long Island when I was body surfing. To some extent, there's a notion that when you take a picture, you have codified and controlled an event. So photographing the sea during a storm echoes certain childhood experiences from a safer perspective, from a position of relative control."Read Less
About the Artist
About Clifford Ross
Ross began his career as a painter and sculptor after graduating from Yale in 1974. In 1995, he turned his attention toward photography and other media. Frustrated by the lack of detail available with existing cameras, Clifford Ross invented and patented the "R1" camera in 2002 and made some of the highest resolution large-scale landscape photographs in the world.
His current work includes a stained glass wall for the new federal courthouse in Austin, Texas and he recently completed Harmonium Mountain, an animated, computer-generated landscape video, with an original score by Philip Glass. In numerous public collections, his work can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. His book of photographs, Wave Music (Aperture 2005), includes an essay by philosopher Arthur Danto and an interview by novelist A.M. Homes. Read Less
DescriptionBlack and white photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with matte finish.
AuthenticationIncludes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.
DimensionsThis print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.
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