While living on a lake in Northern Idaho this summer, I swear I have never seen skies soooo blue. Every day around lunch time, I take a break from blogging work and walk outside to text my hubby ( danger of living in the boonies, spotty cell reception ) and almost every day as I look up above the canopy of trees and into the sky, it is the most impossible shade of blue. A blue so deep and saturated and perfect that it would be impossible to capture, at least for this amateur photographer. New York artist Eric Cahan seems to have a similar obsession with sky, but where my own limitations keep my from even trying, his skill and talent beautifully capture the simple magnificence of the expanse above us.
Bridgehampton, NY Sunset 7:48pm
His work focuses on the pure joy of color that the sky and landscape affords, breaking the vast space and complexity of the natural world into simple gradients of color.
Tri-Color Diptych Gradient Window Wedge, cast polyester resin, 30x8x4
Pink Gradient A-Frame, cast polyester resin, 20x80x20
In his sculptures and photographs alike, we are left to revel in the pure liquidity of color and environs. We forget the chaos on the earth below and are transported to the space above.
Gardiners Bay NY Sunrise 6:28am
To see more of Eric Cahan’s work, please visit his website. Eric represents just one of the many talented artists and photographers I’ve found via Pinterest. It’s not just shoes and recipes! Check out the Artsy Forager Pinterest board, Artsy in Living Color, for more found photographic talent.