Even in the patterns of eco-destruction and human hubris, there is something undeniably entrancing about Christopher Boyer's aerial landscapes. As the inaugural artist to be featured in a new section that we call "Habitats," Wildlife Art Journal is pleased to present a selection of his impressive, enigmatic portfolio.
Just as art scholar David Trapnell, one of the founders of the Nature In Art Museum in England points out, nature is far greater than the expressions of recognizable wildlife found in pristine wildernesses. Life—and art—are around us in every size and form imaginable, and they dwell in every habitat, including the most densely urban and seemingly compromised.
Boyer has a keen eye when it comes to examining human footprints. He is both an artist and a visual agitator. His images need no detailed elaboration, for the way that we ponder the consequences of what his photographs imply are left up to us to interpret.
"The fusion of flying and conservation becoming art will be a lifelong pursuit." —Christopher Boyer
Soaring above the backbone of the Rocky Mountains in the western United States, he discerns patterns that are not often discernible, certainly not so viscerally, from our ant-like perspective at ground level.
A pilot and photographer, Boyer's day job often involves flying public officials, activists and curious souls over scenes of industry, superimposed across natural settings, where the impacts of mining, oil and natural gas exploration, water diversion, residential subdivision and other forms...
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Post Date:May 5th, 2010
'Photographer Christopher Boyer is an artist and activist with a novel perspective on the world. His aerial photography is helping people better understand the scale of human footprints in the American West and becoming part of museum collections. Wildlife Art Journal offers readers a peak at his amazing portfolio.