Featured Gallery Artist Interviews
John Aydelotte’s Photography – “Bristlecone: A Living History”
An exploration of the ancients of the Bristlecone Pines and their environment in black and white photography and color images (abstracts) of the wood and colored fungus. This exhibit will be at the Maturango Museum until 27 February 2017.
Referring to the subject matter, John says,“I was inspired at first sight of the Bristlecone Pine forest. The trees were magnificent and I was hooked in total awe of the forest and individual trees.I imaged with the final image in mind each time working and looking forward to the next image. I knew that the black and white seemed to fit the larger images but I also knew the abstracts needed to be in color.Two trips were made and the processing took weeks. Some images were processed several times to get the look and feel of my original visualization.” “I am a self-taught imager but along the way attended an adult school of photography. I made my living for over 35 years shooting commercial photography and retired in late 2014.I was a member of the Professional Photographers of America and attended many seminars and classes as well as participated as lecturer and participated in many print competitions.I love imaging and feel very at ease with the camera as my artistic tool to record light. I enjoy the whole process including composition and exploration of a subject and digital processing for the finishing.”
Printing on metal is a new art medium that preserves photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets.The images seem to glow with luminescence.
Video courtesy of Mark Pahuta
The mission of the Maturango Museum is to preserve, interpret, and develop an appreciation for the natural and cultural history of the Northern Mojave Desert through research and education in the natural and physical sciences, and to promote the arts.
Featured Artist Interviews
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