A few years ago I became intrigued with the details I started seeing while walking the streets of New York City. From paint spatters next to a crack in the sidewalk to layers of graffiti on a trestle, I found that isolated beauty that most everyone would just pass by without a second look. Those discoveries turned into my Microcosm series. From the urban I then began a similar search with the rural and began finding beauty in our natural environment. Out of these journeys of visual exploration , ANIMATE INANIMATE was born. ANIMATE looks at the living, breathing, moving, organic; INANIMATE counters with the static, inactive, still, inorganic. And of course sometimes they cross paths.
Photography and journey have always been at the core of my artwork. I love pushing this medium into places that are unexpected. With the tremendous advancement of digital printing technology, I am very happy that I can now combine my fine art photographic images into tactile and wearable items. With the first part of this journey with textiles, I am pleased to present to you my silk scarf collection.
All designs and all photographs © Gerry Thies
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New York, New York 10036