Everything is Full of Gods
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Rodrigo Etcheto began his excursions into the forests, mountains and coast as an exercise in philosophical contemplation. Spending time alone in the wilds turned from a therapeutic endeavor into a passion for capturing the unique moments he saw. An avid reader and student of philosophy, he derives much of his inspiration from the works of the ancient Stoics and Epicureans. He is obsessed with the flow of time and themes of change, impermanence, life death & rebirth, and tranquility.
"To me, art is not about self-expression, but rather about piercing the veil of nature and illuminating it for others. I look to see into the true nature of things and create images that communicate what I've discovered to other people. My work focuses on transience, change and the endless cyclical nature of time. It uses the forests, mountains and coast of the Pacific Northwest as its subject matter. Clouds, mist and water feature heavily in my work as their constantly changing forms symbolize the constant change that characterizes all of reality."