Noriko Furunishi . “…how [the] images end up don’t really exist but, the texture and place exists [in the image]…”
The image of the human being within the landscape is of course important feedback on scale and helps the “viewer / audience” place themselves within the imagined context – a surrogate of sorts I suppose.
Untitled (Rock), 2006
edition of 10
40 x 30 inches (image via: Murry Guy)
Consider how different landscapes appear though with and without human scale – an overt occupation. We (as viewers) project a lot with regard to our own physical understanding and sense of size, scale and measure with the inclusion of the human figure within the image – almost as an aid to imagining ourselves with-in the image – a way into the picture…
What I like about Furunishi’s pictures is that odd sense of vertigo – something about comparing what I expect the landscape to look like – what if feels to be in the landscape – by this I mean feet on the ground -standing and perhaps looking out over the horizon…. and what the landscape scene looks like as imagined by Furunishi.
A Link to an interview with Noriko Furunishi and a blog on past exhibits…MIA (Minneapolis Institue of Art) and the MIA’s “New Pictures” feature…. great stuff and worth the time to browse. Nice to see the work get more exposure and to see new work!