Chris Girard, Explorers, 2011, Photo on 8 x 10″ Matte Paper
A mid-century mystery man looms in the background of this noir-inspired image. Explorers melds the cool undertones of Griffith Park with the warm underglow of Los Angeles. The city’s landscape acts like its underlying tectonic plates; while the still, natural landscape of Griffith Park rests high above, the rapid, immediate movement of city life traverses below. The soft, wavy, brushstroke-like quality reflects the style of 19th century British romantic landscape painter J. M. W. Turner. Explorers can be printed beautifully on 8×10″ paper or as high-quality wallpaper for a computer desktop.