In On An Acre Shy of Eternity, Micro Landscapes at the Edge, Robert Dash takes nature exploration to new depths. He views the mystery of this land as one might read a book, promoting a visual, poetic, and ecological literacy that he calls “locavore art and ecology”– the art, science and discovery that beckons in one’s own front yard. Over a three-year period he traveled from bluff to tree, feather to seed on a near-acre of forest, meadow and cliff shouldering the Salish Sea. Using metaphors, a camera, and a scanning electron microscope, Dash features beauty at scales ranging from craters on the moon to grains of pollen a few thousandths of an inch wide.
Robert Dash is an American photographer and educator whose images focus on the complex textures of micro-landscapes. His work has been published by National Geographic, TIME, The Week and Lensculture, and has appeared in galleries and juried shows in America and overseas. In March, 2016, he presented a TEDx talk entitled “The Intercourse of Nature: It’s What We Are.” Dash is the author of a photography/poetry book entitled, On An Acre Shy of Eternity/Micro Landscapes at the Edge, published in June 2017. Photographer and filmmaker Chris Jordan calls it, “A joyful, deeply insightful multi-scalar love story of verbal and visual poetry.”