ARTIST STATEMENT:


 

When my fundamentalist/evangelical upbringing crashed into the collegiate exchange of ideas, what formed to nourish and comfort me was the appreciation, expression and truths of art.

I’d always enjoyed drawing and after a brief stint at painting, it became obvious photography would show me the way. 

Over time, I have come to know photography as a language – not just a documentation tool.

In using photographs, I want to both entertain and challenge myself to better engage my world – better predict where I’m going - not just document where I’ve been.

My concerns revolve around perception, how and why I see what I do, and what that meaning brings to me in a real way. My use of photography explores not only the outer world I see as reality, but also the inner world - if I am brave enough to look - which can be just as fascinating.

- Kipp

Photo: Jason Glasgow