Natural beauty appears unsullied in John Folsom's photographic mixed-media images of the Okefenokee Swamp in south
Georgia. These too are shrouded, but with mists rather than smoke, and the ethereal qualities of the landscape are enhanced
by his meticulous and painterly finishes as moss-draped bayous seem to disappear into primordial vapors. The resulting images
are minimal and meditative yet quietly vital as the reflective surfaces of the water intimate an otherworldly sense of mystery and
wonder. Folsom's artist statement says, "My new series, Creeper Lagoon, is an attempt to present the space of the swamp as a
cultural construct. Devoid of indigenous life, the images presented here become a space of potential where the viewer's
references and experiences fill in the gaps to create a personal narrative. My fascination with these spaces has grown with
continued photographic exploration of the American coastal South." — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT
Review: Works by David Armentor and John Folsom
D. Eric Bookhardt on The Sugar Mill Sessions and Creeper Lagoon