Photography and Digital Art Prize Finalist 2015
the idea of space by William Douglas
About the artwork
" the idea of space" is from a body of work which William W Douglas III uses water as a central theme because of its importance to biological growth and survival for all living organisms, with this he is attempting to raise questions about science and religion. In these photographs, Douglas works in the tradition of an on the road artist highlighting commonplace occurrences in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico to present the concepts of life, love, and death. He finds coastal regions that are accustom to deterioration of their landscapes due to severe weather have an aura that is prominent for making images of this kind.
About the artist
William W Douglas III was born in 1988 in Charleston. In 2011 he was a recipient of a VMFA fellowship. He received his BFA in Photography and Filmmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. Douglas has already been included in various important exhibitions including Snapshot Aesthetic at Black Box Gallery in Portland and NOW at The Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh. In 2014 he was included in numerous publications such as “Petty Thieves Five” published by Empty Stretch and “BASTARDS” published by Oranbeg Press. In 2015 he has already been in Peripheral Vision at Candela in Richmond, started multiple collaborative projects, and this August he will start his MFA studies at the University of South Florida. Douglas currently lives and works in Virginia.