Central to the book is the use of the fully-painted human body to symbolize the physical, changing reflections of our desires and thoughts as our mind and body work in a feedback loop influencing each other. In its entirety, Bourdier’s body of work encapsulates the human experience as well as our intimate relation to the environment.
Published in Fall 2020, Bourdier’s work launched in conjunction with his past accompany film, Between the Sand, a documentary exploring the relationship between the professor’s life and art.
Directed by John Picklap, the short-film also follows Bourdier’s examination of the human form’s interrelatedness with the Earth, simultaneously offering a small, yet fruitful glance at the creative’s process and brainpower. Between the Sand won “Best Short Documentary” at the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival, was nominated at the Lift-Off Global Network Season Awards and has premiered at other international and national film festivals.
Bordier has taught across the globe and has been involved with the production of eight feature-length films as well. He is also the co-founder and co-editor of Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. Beyond Wurster, Bourdier is an Emeritus Professor of Photography and Visual Studies.