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CRACKS! Finding Art Underfoot is a photobook of complex and compelling sidewalk cracks in and around Los Angeles, CA. Robin Grossman began capturing these startlingly complex sidewalk cracks in 2015 and over the course of a year she collected over 30 photographs included in this coffee table book. In 2016, Robin had a successful gallery showing in Los Angeles of her photographs, mounted on frames with faux black cement borders. Most of those photographs are included in this book with a few new discoveries. You'll be shocked to learn that these complex cracks are not altered, added to, or manipulated in any way. The photos are primarily in black and white to make the cracks stand out and to highlight these puzzling images created by Mother Earth and Father Time. What is it you will see? You will see everything: the dreadful and playful psyche on display with the literal and the surreal. And let's not forget the monsters underfoot. Does the act of framing these cracks define them or were they meant to be found and understood? What is being communicated? Do new images and new meanings appear in the cracks in repeated viewings or when the images are turned around? How will the viewer communicate what has been seen to others? And after repeated viewings, can these images be seen as just random cracks in cement ever again?
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