The Wild Frontier – series

2005

Digital photographs

 

Artist Statement

Tiny plastic toys of Cowboys and Indians are portrayed in the form of a shadow show. Backlit and translucent the main characters remain mysterious, just like the iconic figures in our popular culture. Extended shadows and lack of focus deny them physical presence or actual scale allowing the figures to become monumental and immortal, just like they might be in the imagination of a child.

 

Indian #2, 2005Indian #5, 2005Indian #1, 2005Indian #4, 2005Cowboy #4, 2005Cowboy #2, 2005Indian #3, 2005Cowboy #1, 2005

 

All images © Kati Toivanen