Narrative and interpretive digital images by Kurt Lightfoot
Urban Coastal
A 9-image body-of-work, presented in 3-triptychs

1-part of a 4-part exhibition by 4 photographers
Perspective Earth
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Show Dates: May 2 – July 10 2021  |  Meet the Artists: May 2, Noon - 2pm

2903 Carlsbad Blvd. Carlsbad CA 92008
Gallery Hours: Wed - Fri Noon - 6pm  :  Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm



Urban Coastal
Subtle, Emotive, Visual Narratives

— Artist's Statement —

When urban landscapes and coastal seascapes meet then a unique lifestyle ethos is the emergent result. Urban Coastal shares subtle, emotive, visual narratives about that ethos.

Urban Coastal is a modest body-of-work with nine black & white images organized as three triptychs; Unbanscape, Fog, Pier.

CLICK on any image to open its triptych and view images

Urbanscape Fog Pier

To The CoastTo The Coast

Fog FamilyFog Family

Leaving The PierLeaving The Pier

Leave A Light OnLeave A Light On Pier Into The Fog [Night]Pier Into The Fog [Night] Disciple And SageDisciple And Sage
His Under PassHis Under Pass Pier Into The Fog [Day]Pier Into The Fog [Day] End Of His PierEnd Of His Pier

— Artist's Statement cont. —

To The CoastTo The Coast — Urbanscape —
The Urbanscape triptych is about the human-made world from inland to the coastal edge. The coastline draws people to it, but it also draws a sharp line between urbanscape and seascape. In Urbanscape the human drama dominates, and that drama incorporates some of the mystery and transcendence promised at seascape’s edge.
Fog FamilyFog Family — Fog —
Fog is both its own triptych and a shared visual metaphor in all three triptychs.  Fog lies over and through them all. Fog ties seascape and urbanscape together in a universal, subtle, emotive way.  Fog is both subtle and dominant. On one level it is hardly there at all, yet its feeling defines the scene before us. Sometimes we feel more clearly in the fog.
Leaving The PierLeaving The Pier — Pier —
In the Pier triptych, pier as physical architecture and metaphorical pathway transports its occupants out from the urbanscape  into and over the seascape. A pier connects and transcends, out and above.  A pier is a thing, a place, and a metaphor.  As metaphor it is inspiration to transcend the juxtaposed worlds of urbanscape and seascape, making the experience of transcendence the common thread. We are invited and encouraged to transcend the physical for something deeper.  On a pier we stroll, play, fish, and meditate.