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From an introduction to a one person show in the HKD Gallery for Digital Art in Detmold, Germany, Dream Landscapes: The intuitive symbolist by Hartwig Kopp Delaney
At the first moment, the photographically captured landscapes, gardens, houses, and people appear real, yet the artist, Huntington Village, New York resident Todd Atteberry fashions reality just as subtlely as fantastical. A grown man dreams and allows us to participate in his dreams. With ease, the emotional colorful landscape transforms into a romantic, magic world. A noble and mature spirit creates compositions here of high artistic skill and sensibility. Wisdom and humor are mirrored within. Peace and harmony. Simultaneously and without contradiction, they are melancholic, thoughtful, and lure the viewers in to the depths of their own souls, but not into the depths of horror and dread, but rather in the childlike spheres of curiosity and dreaming.
Todd's work has been shown on the New York Times, Indianapolis Post, CNN, Broadway World and BBC websites, multiple selections of the Karma Photo of the Day, and travel sites for Savannah, Georgia; Donegal, Ireland and Bath, England. According to Todd, "the weirdest place I've found one of my photos is a website dedicated to the secrets of Sarah Palin, which I find curious as I have nothing whatsoever associated with that woman. But as the piece in question goes against nearly everything she stands for, I can live with that."
In the eighteenth century a new form of literature emerged, the dark twin of the Romantic movement, known as Gothic. It dealt with ghosts and the supernatural, often along with haunted houses and castles, madness, poisonings and bloody murder, curses and dark secrets never fully spoken. Along the way, the term became detached from literature, just as Gothic authors had taken it from Gothic architects, and it became an adjective which describes a dark mood of nearly any sort, a feeling of melancholy sometimes hinting, sometimes explicitly supernatural.
Long Island certainly has a long history of darkness, of undefined creatures roaming its woodlands, of haunted houses, family curses, madness and gruesome murder. Here we explore these subjects and others not as scientists, but as artists and collectors of tales. One characteristic which is often associated with the Gothic, is of dealings with events that happened in the past. Details are sketchy and often never revealed during the lives of those involved, and over time the stories become legends and myth, and as such the stories become fluid - there are no right or wrong versions. What we hope to do is take you to the places associated with these events, tell you the tale and for you to say "yeah, I could see that happening here." And if your face turns ashen, your hands begin to shake and you find yourself sleeping with the light on, so much the better.