Jon Scott Anderson
Statement of Work
My photographic images are connected to a long lineage of land & cityscape based work informed by my background in painting and filmmaking. With classical Chinese painting’s aesthetics that balance the polarities of near and far and empty and full as essential to a vision of the world, and with the language of film where multiple images are montaged together to form a narrative. The gathering of photographic images in order to understand a place is about repeatedly going out and re-seeing it. From the visual diary of these wanderings comes the studio practice of assembling and re-setting the parts much like how a Japanese garden is constructed, balancing its elements poised between the natural and the composed.