April 8, 2010

It Didn't Use To Be Like This

Full circle -- treasure to trash and back to treasure again. How long does something need to sit and decay before being beautiful again? The images produced by Walter Arnold document a time of transition, taking place both in front of the camera and behind it. Man-made artifacts, discarded and forgotten become something new again when viewed through the lens. With his hyper-real photographs, Walter solidifies the truth -- It's not the state of the object, but the state of the viewer that determines which it is -- trash or treasure.