Artwork by Kris Risto. A little bit about Kris Risto’s show opening this Friday sept 20th at Erie Art Gallery

Vladimir Nabokov

Pale Fire

I read this book after hearing the quote in the film Bladerunner 2049, which is also about finding meaning in existence.

The phrase itself “A blood black nothingness began to spin” inspired in me both a sense of the universe coming into existence and a color pallet. The purity of white light (life) and the red of blood (death). White chalk and red pastel on a black background to produce a harsh unsettling image.

These images of people, and animals are my attempt at finding significance, of reconciling consciousness with the nothingness. Ascribing meaning to the meaningless, as always expanding my own personal mythology. | Erie Times-News City of Erie Government