All of these images came from one of my favorite websites: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/
Kerry Skarbakka’s amazing photographs really resonated with me. I hope you enjoy them too.
In the artist’s statement he says, ”This unsettling prognosis of life informs my present body of work. I continually return to questions regarding the nature of control and its effects on this perceived responsibility, since beyond the basic laws that govern and maintain our equilibrium, we live in a world that constantly tests our stability in various other forms. War and rumors of war, issues of security, effects of globalization, and the politics of identity are external gravities turned inward, serving to further threaten the precarious balance of self, exaggerating negative feelings of control.”
He also references philosopher Martin Heidegger’s description of human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and the responsibility of each person to catch ourselves from our own uncertainty.
I guess we are all in a continual process of losing and regaining equilibrium. That is how we move forward – by stepping out of the known into the unknown. If there were no challenge to the status quo or discomfort with the way things are, we would not have any reason to change and expand. Feeling off-balance is simply an indication that you are in the process of finding a new way of being balanced.
See even more images in this series on the artist’s website: