Gregory Euclide

“When I am in nature I experience the world through all of my senses in a dynamic way, but at the
same time I am framing what I see through the cultural expectations I have absorbed through
representational systems such as landscape painting, wildlife documentary, and travel guides. It
is very difficult, then, to have a true, non-mediated experience of nature even though I may long
for it. My work explores the contradictions between the projection of idealized, picturesque views
of landscape and my desire to have an authentic experience in nature.” – Gregory Euclide

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One response to “Gregory Euclide

  1. Hi – I just found this. I know you wrote it a while ago but I really enjoyed it. Thanks. Reminded me of a piece I wrote recently about my experience in nature. You might like it. It starts:

    “Some things in life just can’t be explained. Why do very simple events in our life, that usually occur during childhood, print an indelible mark in our memory cells and register with us so completely that, even as older adults, we remember the finite details . . .”

    Here’s the link: http://johnarcher11.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/natures-silent-music/

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