“'Target Practice' is a body of work that is, at its simplest, a photograph resulting from shooting firearms of various calibers at painted steel targets. I had a fanciful notion that I could paint miniature abstract pieces by altering the layering and colors of the paints on the targets. None of the impacts shown in the works were larger than three inches in diameter, in reality. I used macro photography to try to capture the miniature explosions of color.
Guns mean very different things to different people. This is particularly true right now. For me, these represent warm afternoons passing time with my husband in Clay County, Texas. I leave room for viewers to see other things, whether literal: flowers, oceans, vibrant colors, or abstract: destruction, force, sport."
Kelly Yandell's other works are primarily inspired by the landscapes of Texas and the creatures and flowers that call it home. She is a photographer based in Dallas, Texas. Her 'Target Practice' series, along with most of her creative work, was captured at her Clay County ranch.