May Artist | Marco Duran: Water, Color, Dreams
May 7 - May 29
Show opens during the Claremont Art Walk on Saturday, May 7 from 6 – 9 PM
In my exhibit – Water, Color, Dreams – I chose photos which represent my ideal world, one with few people in it (yes, I am an introvert, why do you ask?)
On the odd occasion someone has snuck into my frame, they are small, an afterthought, an accessory to the wonder around us.
My eye is always drawn to the flowing artistry inherent in the world – its detail and majesty, its serenity and strength. Beauty is coursing through nature, in man’s creations and in how they can complement each other.
Marco Duran won his first award when he was in kindergarten. It was for a poem he dictated to his teacher. The teacher misunderstood him and, as such, wrote a much better poem than Marco had intended. Since that time, Marco decided that mumbling was a good way to get by in life.
He took a photography class when he was in ninth grade though, for the life of him, he can’t remember a single thing that class taught him besides make sure you knock before entering the dark room. For various reasons.
There have been many avenues of creativity that Marco has decided to venture down – music, cooking, film making, cross stitch – not all were successful, none have been part of his life more than music, none as little as cross stitch (that lasted about an afternoon).
He can’t recall when or how this most recent foray into photography began but it was probably kicked off by some shmo telling him “You’ve got an eye for photos!” And him believing it. He’s always been like that, always accepting the praise of strangers, always chasing that kindergarten award high.7