The Urban Walker

My artist statement: I developed this theme from a personal perspective, as an everyday onlooker by walking on the streets of Denver I have witnessed and seen some curiously beautiful things in the light of a tragedy. I think about how there are people who spend most of their days without food and shelter but are still able to find happiness. I wanted to take photos as a wanderer viewing everything in Denver as a new experience, through the lens of my camera. I feel that there is art everywhere, it just takes the right kind of perspective and interpretation to truly understand it. There is an underlying bit of a humanitarian perspective behind each image, and these non verbal statements are able to speak a thousand words without having to truly outline the meaning outwardly. This outlines Art in it’s Natural Habitat by showing what some artist have expressed on walls and trashcans with the use of graffiti, and the stylistic formatting and framing within some images. This project has reaffirmed my original thought and definition of art by being able to experience it first hand. Art is an expression of an idea, a feeling or encapsulation of a moment. Art can show an array of emotions, from indifference to complete anger or happiness, there is always going to be something of an emotion associated with it. Art can be anything. It can be something that fills each and every one of our senses. Sight, Taste, Touch, Sound and Smell are all things that art can be apart of… It just varies on profession and passion. Experience a day through the lens of a wanderer.

This image expresses the beauty of simplicity in the wanderers eye. The bike and binary colors are a presentation of what students see day to day: a bike without a passenger.
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” -Peter Pan from Neverland
A historic district that displays the wealth and riches of the community, waving the pride behind a flag of symbolism.
What about the Truth? As a wanderer we choose to only see the things that we want to.
“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”-Jackie Robinson
“Don’t be afraid to grow up, Peter. It’s only a trap if you forget how to fly.”-Captin Hook
Art is in the eye of the beholder. What does it mean to be an adult? Who is to know your identity? Societal pressure encased with the inner child.
This is what it looks like to dive deep into your imagination and pull forward your deepest fears, ambitions and creativity.
we are sharing the same planet, resources, and air… yet humanity is broken and flawed.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. -Eleanor Roosevelt
Stop and smell the flowers, find the beauty in simple things. Appreciate every day for what it has to offer.