Nature-Inspired Art Exhibit on Display at LSC-CyFair's Bosque Gallery
Lone Star College-CyFair’s summer art exhibition “Three60” features the creative photography of visiting artist John Chavers in the Bosque Gallery through July 6.
Chavers is U.S.-based visual artist and photographer currently working with digital images that are predominantly an artistic interpretation of trees and nature to a certain degree.
“I often go for a walk and look to nature as an inspiration whenever I find myself lacking in creative energy, or whatever you might call your artistic spark. Walking often works for me,” he said. “Back in 2015 while on an artist residency in the Adirondacks, I began to photograph the minutia found in the woods while on a daily walk into the forest - small pebbles in a brook, moths camouflaged into the bark of trees and bushes, the shadows cast by trees at various hours of the day and their look at noon on the summer solstice.”
Rather than using photoshop or a downloadable app for a Smartphone, Chavers creates images from digital files through more vintage software programs installed using diskettes or CDs from the early 1990s, some of which he enhanced with his own programming.
In his artistic practice, Chavers seeks out raw materials that are ecologically sound and as carbon neutral as possible and supports minority-owned businesses. For example, he works with an Alabama business that uses soy-based inks on recycled paper for prints which are mounted on sustainable birch wood with adhesive that is bio-based.
“Finding appropriate materials that have a low impact on our environment is getting easier and easier and the more we focus on our world the better it can be,” he said.
Take a break from the summer heat and see this eco-friendly photography exhibition. Gallery hours and information are available at LoneStar.edu/BosqueGallery.