Philipp Scholz Rittermann

“Windfarm & K-Line Train, Cabazon, CA, USA”


ARTIST STATEMENT

My photographic Dioramas mimic miniature scenes built for display. They focus your gaze and eliminate much information, raising questions like “How far is it?”, “How big is it?”, “Is it a model, or is it real?” By explaining little, my hope is that you will question, and ponder, and linger over them. Photographs are still and odorless, yet for those who view them, they can evoke powerful responses replete with sounds smells and emotions. It seems that images which hold the greatest potential for emotional resonance are those which transcend their subject matter and invite inquiry.

Selected by Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography at the Harn Museum of Art.