Aaron Gladstein's work from the Visiting Critic studio with James Leng, “Poets Retreat or Prison”. Located in the depths of the Three gorges dam region, this poet's retreat is designed for poets with writers block. Historically the region has offered poets and painters with an epic landscape to translate into art. Boundaries are never clear as a dense fog is always present. Due to the nature of the program, birds and poets are both inhabitants. The poets are free to leave, the birds on the other hand, may never leave. This project seeks to blur the line between freedom and imprisonment as the fog of the three gorges blurs the line between sky, water and mountain.
Instructor: James Leng