Blackwood’s interpretation of Surrealism is inspired by waking dreams that occur during the period when one is neither fully awake nor fully asleep. During this liminal state, the mind can produce surprisingly vivid tableaus of rearranged fragments of unrelated memories. It is from this pseudo-conscious state that these composite photographs are derived.
Blackwood employs mythical archetypes in this visual equation to assist the viewer’s ability to create their own narrative while employing their own subconscious associations. Corvids, in particular crows and ravens, are frequent subjects in Blackwood’s compositions.
Holter Museum of Art
12 E. Lawrence St.Helena, MT
- mid-October through November