February 2, 2017

Photography by Greg Sand

Greg Sand is an artist and photographer who explores the issues of existence, time and death. He works primarily with digital photography to produce work that addresses the nature of photography and its role in defining reality. Sand earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Austin Peay State University in 2008. In 2009, Sand was selected by critic Catherine Edelman and the Griffin Museum of Photography as one of “the most exciting new artists emerging in the world of photography.” Sand currently produces work in Clarksville, Tenn. He is represented by the Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, Tenn., and exhibits across the United States.

“Echoes” explores the struggle to retain a lucid remembrance of lost loved ones. This series uses found photographs of people next to water in which the figures have been removed and the images have been inverted. The subject becomes the reflection of the subject; the physical becomes the spiritual, and the sky becomes the water, a symbol for transformation and change of state. What remains is an imperfect, distorted and elusive memory.