Crawl is the beginning of my ongoing investigation into a part of our landscape we, as upright creatures, rarely take the time to think about. Infants know this world for a time. Picnickers and soldiers glimpse it. There is no more dynamic stage of life and death on earth than the first few inches above its surface. This is where prairies and forests are born. Here is where the bulk of our food comes from, and where all terrestrial creatures return when we die. Comforting, beautiful, frightening, strange—this is the terrestrial world. And it can only be discovered and known intimately on hands and knees.
Sally Gall received a BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978. She has taught and lectured extensively in the US and abroad. Her public collections include the Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston among many others. Gall is represented by Julie Saul Gallery in New York and is currently exhibiting ‘Crawl’, her tenth solo show there, up through June 28. website | saulgallery.com.