Due to the Covid19 pandemic and the disruption of life altogether I became hyper-focused on the seasonal changes that surround me on a daily basis from my rural home in New York. Perhaps out of frustration and a way to cope with a more solo existence; I became obsessed with creating my own utopian world through my photography along with a way to highlight my innate yearning to literally hold onto nature’s evanescence.
I began constructing photographs, literally building them with my very own hyper-real tableau collected through hundreds of macro flowers and landscape photographs taken over the last year. I approached photography in a new way, more as a painting or drawing as I strategically designed, organized, arranged and rearranged each element. I worked methodically utilizing dozens of layers in Photoshop as I merged multiple photographs into each newly created configuration. Because I am an innately ultra-organized person I tackled this photo series in a similarly obsessive manner creatively. Fostering fancifully crafted compositions I began utilizing favorite floral elements, many plucked from my own garden. Blooms take flight and drift forming veiled walls, while snow and rain dance along in harmony. The interplay of conflicting seasonal elements and stylized colors is crucial to setting the mood as I follow-after nature’s ever-fleeting metamorphosis. My intention is to push and pull the viewers’ attention further into my illusory realm linked to the ever-mutable natural world that haunts and seduces my imagination.
*These works can be printed as large as 72 inches wide and are perfect for both residential and commercial settings. I envision them printed on both traditional fine art papers as well as alternative materials like aluminum and glass.
Hahnemühle, Fine Art Pearl, Photo Rag Paper (Unframed/Black and White, Ink Jet, Archival Pigment Print)
Hahnemühle, Ilford B/W, Photo Rag Paper (Unframed/Black and White, Ink Jet, Archival Pigment Print)
Hahnemühle, Fine Art Baryta, Photo Rag Paper (Unframed/Color, Ink Jet, Archival Pigment Print)
Dibond Aluminum (Unframed or enclosed in a low profile aluminum or wood art box)
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