David Parker – ‘Sirens’

David Parker’s series ‘Sirens’ –  panoramic photographs of solitary rock stacks inhabit the threshold between our world and the world of dreams. Parker’s technical artistry allows him to explore the symbolic potential of geographic landforms embedding his work with an air of timelessness and enigma.

David Parker - Sirens

David Parker – Sirens

 

For Parker the sirens’ song is a call to contemplation, not action, and these images chart his fascinated encounters with an enchanted world of forgotten archetypes. His pictures are intended, siren-like, to lure the viewer into a mysterious abstract world, both concrete and ineffable.

 

David Parker - Sirens

David Parker – Sirens

 

“Ultimately the sirens’ song is the song of art, which charms us into the ego-diminishing state of aesthetic enchantment, perhaps the goal and consolation of all art.”

 

David Parker - Sirens

David Parker – Sirens

 

source Michael Hoppen Gallery and artist statement

Photographs from the series are published in Pierre Borhan’s ‘THE SEA: An Anthology of Maritime Photography since 1843