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Stone by Stone (Kehrer Verlag)
Stone by Stone examines the practices of hunter-gatherer peoples. Through the imaginative acts of drawing on cave walls and sculpting wood and limestone, the world’s first artists imbued their works with the meaning of generational survival and suggested that through the physical manifestation of the art object, the conceptualized reality depicted therein might come to pass. More than a record of events, then, these works looked ahead to shape a future marked by uncertainty. Similarly, through these photographs Taj Forer seeks to depict the successful practice of bushcraft survival skills not to record the past but rather to reimagine the future.
Threefold Sun (Edizioni Charta)
In Threefold Sun, photographer Taj Forer takes a warm and thoughtful look at some people and places influenced by the work of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), the German artist-philosopher who gave the world not just his work and writing, but Waldorf schools and biodynamic farming. Forer's color photographs of laundry lines, garden hoses, straw forts, rubber boots and kitchen tables are at once beautiful and banal. Beauty is where it might be expected (a wall of sunny children's paintings, a tree house), but more often where it wouldn't be (a slightly deflated yellow ball in a cement play yard, a sledding hill without enough snow). Utopia is waiting in a patch of sun, a smudge of mud, a chalkboard message professing heavenly joy, a little bit of blood in the small nostrils of a boy baptized with everyday dirt.