During his youth, artist Stan Gaz was fascinated by the notion of meteorites. Thus, as an adult he began to photograph meteorite impact structures and their surrounding landscapes. Many of these locations are sacred to various tribal communities and have a variety of stories and beliefs attributed to them. Although many versions exist, most relate to the notion of the craters possessing secrets of mankind’s origin.
Craters are simultaneously destruction, creation, life, and death. They are examples of life both environmentally and visually. The “Impact” series is not only an exploration of these landscapes, but it also serves a metaphor for our world’s tenuous position in the larger universe.