Piece description from the artist
From a conceptual collection I created, "Aspen Ideals" responds to the human urge to experience naturally defined form for the sake of well being. Why do we feel good when we look at natural form? Stripped to their visual root, wintering Colorado aspens reveal simple and authentic line and form that responds to a human need for peaceful stimuli. Like the synapses that literally connect our thoughts, aspens splay across a whitened sky, responding to our primitive need for a quiet, peace of mind. Taken near Durango, Colorado in the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kevin Lange is a photographer living in central New Mexico. Born and bred a child of the "Four Corners":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Corners_Monument landscape, he explores the roots of "Western Expansionism":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny, and its role in the ever-evolving state of our existence.
Kevin’s work aims to bring to light the inimitable, and often contradictory beauty that exemplifies the landscapes, destinations, and unique brand of individuals that make up the American West.