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Over-explaining these still-life images would diminish the purposeful under-explaining they provide. They are inspired by relationships between people, and people and the environment. The ambiguity fuels an emotional response. Large gaping voids are left between purpose and understanding, focus and air, line and surface. Beauty emerges from places unfamiliar to the experience. The roadmap to understanding is a collage of tattered memories taped together, roughly folded, and stuffed into an age-stained envelope not quite large enough to hold the contents.

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Pieces from Wunderkammer 2023

Randy Richmond

has shown his work in numerous solo, group, invitational, and juried exhibits nationally and internationally. He has been represented in seven museum exhibitions including four group exhibits, two invitational exhibits, and two solo exhibitions. Richmond's interpretation of environmental issues have been the focus of special exhibits created for the Door County Land Trust (WI), the Keeweenaw Land Trust (MI), the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (IA), and the Nahant Marsh (IA). His work is in permanent collections at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, the Figge art museum in Davenport, Iowa, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, Kishwaukee College in Malta Illinois, and Project Art of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He balances his creative time with teaching photography as an adjunct instructor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.


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