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House on Raintree Pond | by G K Weir
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House on Raintree Pond

This photo is part of my "Where We Live" project. It is an ongoing project of mine inspired partly by the book "Where We Live Photographs of America from the Berman Collection." The photographs, in the book, are in a documentary style and often show life in 20th century America in a rather stark way. I find many of the photographs challenging in the sense of why the hell is that considered fine art. As Andy Warhol said, "Art is what you can get away with" and in some cases they seem to have gotten away with a lot, or very little depending on your point of view.

 

My main interest in this project is the suburban and semi-rural areas where I have lived, played and worked most of my adult life. Power lines, parked cars, and even trashcans are "often" part of that landscape.

 

I consider this project to be part documentary, part social commentary, and I hope part art.

 

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Taken on December 15, 2011