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Adrain Chesser and Steven Miller, Seattle

steven miller Adrain Chesser photography

Adrain Chesser and Steven Miller are both artists in their own right who have been collaborating on photographs, videos and installations for their Beaster and Bear project for over two years now. The two characters at the center of the work are the artists dressed in animal suits who act as trickster figures that expose the shadow side of how we live today. The work is focused on three central themes: to talk about the environmental impact humankind has on the few remaining forests in the Northwest, to establish a mythology that places marginalized people at the center of their own story, and to honor the multiple ways we as humans experience a living connection with nature and spirituality. The trickster aspect of the work insures that even as we honor nature we also acknowledge our personal involvement in its’ destruction; that in idealizing individuals we simultaneously show the shadow side of excess; and that in honoring spirituality we also reveal the dangers of blind faith and zealotry. The work has been shown at Fototage Trier, Germany; and been exhibited in .default magazine in Istanbul.

steven miller Adrain Chesser photography

steven miller Adrain Chesser photography
steven miller Adrain Chesser photography
steven miller Adrain Chesser photography
steven miller Adrain Chesser photography
steven miller Adrain Chesser photography

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