What look like foggy landscapes from alien planets, or maybe even the moody landscapes in some Rococo era painting, are actually carefully planned images of aquariums. Artist Kim Keever takes fishtanks and using plaster and other materials crafts landscapes within. He then fills the tanks with water, sets up lighting and photographs his aquatic set while adding in powders which form clouds and fog. The results are stunningly surreal… and sometimes even very realistic.
By their nature Keever’s images are temporal, his simulated clouds and fog only lingering for a short period as it meanders through his artificial landscapes. Because of this, we are actually witnessing an image of his works in motion, flowing towards an ultimately murky future when the clouds mix throughout the aquarium. This adds significantly to the challenge of creating such works and only makes his works more special. To see many more images, head to his website kimkeever.wordpress.com.