ARTIST SERIES

Stan Gaz, Cradle 2 (Gosses Bluff), Northern Territory, Australia
Cradle 2 (Gosses Bluff), Northern Territory, Australia
Stan Gaz, Gosses Bluff, Impact 7
Cradle 7 (Gosses Bluff), Northern Territory, Australia
Stan Gaz, Garden of Cyrus (Roter Kamm), Namibia
Garden of Cyrus (Roter Kamm), Namibia
Stan Gaz, Mercury's Bath 1 (New Quebec), Quebec, Canada
Mercury’s Bath 1 (New Quebec), Quebec, Canada
Stan Gaz, Origin 5 (Meteor Crater), Arizona, United States
Origin 5 (Meteor Crater), Arizona, United States
Stan Gaz, Origin 6, 7, 8 (Meteor Crater), Arizona, United States
Origin 6, 7, 8 (Meteor Crater), Arizona, United States
Stan Gaz, Panspermia 1 (Henbury), Northern Territory, Australia
Panspermia 1 (Henbury), Northern Territory, Australia
Stan Gaz, Storm
Storm
Stan Gaz, Upheaval Dome, Utah
Upheaval Dome, Utah, United States

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.

Work by Stan Gaz

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