For five winters, the young American photographer Lisa M. Robinson took pictures in the snow. Snowbound depicts landscapes in which everyday objects—alienated and sunken in snow—“civilize” the natural surroundings. Traces of human existence set accents in the white landscape, delimiting it and often popping up in an amusing or incongruous way. A lonely hammock, a trampoline, and a swimming pool are echoes of the summer past and of personal memories. But Robinson is not interested in showing the obvious; instead, she makes use of the many aggregate states of water—ice, snow, fog, and water—as metaphors for life and transience.
Lisa M. Robinson is a fine art photographer based in Tucson, AZ. Her work is a meditation on the landscape that investigates ideas of transition and time passage. Robinson’s first book, Snowbound, was published by Kehrer Verlag (2007).
Her photographs have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and are included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Portland Art Museum; Nevada Museum of Art; Ogden Museum of Southern Art; and Telfair Museum of Art. She is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York and Etherton Gallery in Tucson.
Mark Strand, born in 1934, is a poet, essayist, and translator. He received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.