Capture #13
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FORCAPTURE #13 GREGORY EUCLIDE EXPLORES THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO. POURINGMATERIAL FROM A 55-GALLON DRUM ON THE RIVER BED OF CLEAR CREEK CANYON, EUCLIDEIS ABLE TO “CAPTURE” LOCAL TERRAIN. AS THE SPILL HARDENS ALL OF THE MATERIAL INTHE POOL IS COLLECTED AND THEN EXTRACTED FROM THE LOCATION. ON TOP OF THECAPTURE EUCLIDE CREATES A DIORAMIC SCENE DEPICTING A PICTURESQUE VIEW OF ARIVER VALLEY. WHATTHE VIEWER SEES IN THIS PIECE IS MORE THAN ANY ONE CONCEPT, IT IS THEINTERACTION AND INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN THE ACTUAL LAND, THE CULTURALIDEALIZATION OF THE LAND (LANDSCAPE) AND THE ART-MAKING PROCESS ITSELF.  THROUGH THIS TENSION, CAPTURE #13ADDRESSES ISSUES SURROUNDING OUR CULTURAL REPRESENTATION OF NATURE, OUR USE OFLAND AND THE DIFFICULTY OF ESCAPING THE LENS FROM WHICH NATURE IS VIEWED.EndFragment