Focusing on the main ideas of time, memory, and perception, Texas-based artist Tom Turner explores the relationship between people and their environments in his series Sublime Gestures. Layering red, green, and blue color channels from multiple source images of the same landscape, Turner creates vibrant false color composite images of our national parks. “This work questions the fracturing of our memory just as a prism refracts white light into the component colors,” he says. “By redistributing the component colors, I examine the relationships between them, observing where they match up to create ‘true’ image and where they fracture the consistency of expectation, hoping to discover the refractive index of memory.” To view the rest of the series and other related works, please visit Turner’s website.

Text by Alexis Lodsun