Through the lens of 21st Century digital technology Louise Dudis explores the emotional and spiritual influence of landscape. Influenced by American Transcendentalism, Dudis questions our impact and relationship to the land and explores ideas about beauty, spirituality, philosophy and the act of seeing.
Eye Level with the Smallest Leaf by Louise Dudis features 5 new large-scale pieces from her Fallen Tree Series that consists of multi-panel photographs of the forests of the Hudson Valley, and specifically trees that lie in the forests along the Hudson River’s edge. With its focus on the emotional and spiritual influence of the land, Dudis sees her work as a contemporary reexamination of the 19th Century’s Hudson River School of painting. Through the lens of 21st Century technology and environmental concerns, her work, influenced by American Transcendentalism, questions our impact and relationship to the land and explores ideas about time, the environment, spirituality and philosophy.