KERRY SKARBAKKA

KERRY SKARBAKKA

1skarbakka.BlueTreeBlue Tree.

1skarbakka.free_fall_2005Free Fall.

1skarbakka.stairsStairs.

Kerry Skarbakka is an American artist and educator working in photography and video. In his photographic self-portrait series artist Kerry Skarbakka captures himself in moments of suspended peril: falling from trees, tumbling head over heels in painfully precarious falls, slipping nude in the shower, or teetering on the edge of a fateful leap from a railway bridge. In his artist statement, Skarbakka references philosopher Martin Heidegger’s description of human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and the responsibility of each person to catch ourselves from our own uncertainty.