Amy Guidry’s landscapes virtually look acquainted, with blue skies, clouds and distant mountain ranges. However what’s populating them is solely totally different. Her hybrid creatures, disconnected (although nonetheless alive-seeming) animal elements and eerily calm human faces let the viewer know that one thing else is occurring right here. One thing a lot bigger.
That is the purpose, although. In her “In Our Veins” sequence, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based artist explores the inter-connectivity of life on this planet, the relationships between people, animals and the earth. “Ideas similar to life and dying, survival and exploitation, and the interdependence and destruction of residing and nonliving organisms are illustrated all through,” she explains. The sequence is intensive, however we have compiled a few of our favorites. All we will say is “wow.”
The Surrealist art movement, which gave us numerous psychedelic imagery and made Salvador Dali a family title, is a significant affect on Guidry’s work. Surrealism is closely based mostly in exploring the unconscious, and so Guidry, who additionally studied psychology, discovered it the proper framework for her dream-like photos.
However “In Our Veins” goes even deeper than that. By combining human, animal and panorama varieties, Guidry stresses the significance of being aware of our surroundings and the creatures we share it with. Guidry considers herself an “eco-artist” on this respect, and is devoted to serving to the planet in any means. “I’ve all the time had a love for animals and nature since I used to be very younger and that carried by means of to my artwork,” she says. “One of many themes explored with my sequence, ‘In Our Veins,’ is animal welfare. It’s an vital problem for me on a private stage, however I additionally really feel that it’s a vital a part of the way forward for the environment. They go hand-in-hand.”
Talking of the interactions between people, animals and the earth, she says, “One can not exist with out the opposite, due to this fact it’s of the utmost significance that we take care of each dwelling factor. In fact I consider that is essential not only for the survival of the planet, but in addition out of a ethical and moral obligation as effectively.”