Piece description from the artist
Heading out from the town of Calvi, I traveled down the coast to the Scandola Nature Reserve, a peninsula which is only accessible by boat. The voyage over open water was very rough, but on arrival I was greeted with a stunning landscape composed of a series of sheer cliffs, inlets and caves carved in unforgettable red geologic forms.
Working quickly I captured these amazing cliffs, monolithic landscapes and narrow passages between the rocks. The resulting images are an incredibly tight series juxtaposing the forms against sky, clouds and sea. Each image in the series builds a story of a place which is so unique, perfectly untouched, and exquisitely formed that it might be imaginary.
Fletcher Boland is an accomplished visual artist. His work shows the mystery, beauty, and perfection of the natural world without the encumbrances of our lives and everyday surroundings.
One of his earliest works, Untitled, won the Boston Globe’s Gold Key Award. It was also awarded a Gold Award from the Alliance for Young Artists and exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C.
Boland’s latest exhibition, Collections, was held in Concord, MA through December 2011. His work has been featured in many other shows and sold through a juried auction at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.