Photography has always been a private companion to my formal and more public practice of painting and collage. As nature has been the primary subject for my work and continues to play a role in its message, I am constantly looking to the land for inspiration. I document what I see and feel around me – the subtle dynamism of the environment, including moments of changing, low-angled light and water in all its states: reflection, translucency, movement, and abstraction. A critic of my earlier tempera panels once described their effect as “transience captured.” This is a gallery of images from the Illinois landscape that seeks a similar fleeting quality. In their stillness and modesty of color and scale, I would call them “sketches,” but no less important to the larger project.
Note: these images are Copyright © 2020 Andrew Young. All rights reserved.