Please join me for the Opening Reception of a new body of work:
Polar Embrace – When Photography and Textile Art Meet
My work is informed primarily by the natural world. I strive to contrast and compare weather phenomena, light and shadow, reflection and their affects on my immediate surroundings, primarily the lake my studio overlooks year-round.
When Fall 2011 presented unusual weather patterns the timing was perfect to capture once in a lifetime imagery with the camera. Over just three days the temperature fluctuations, precipitation and preexisting conditions around the lake shore opened a small window of opportunity to gather visual information. Harnessed with my camera I carefully navigated the thin ice reaping the rewards in the form of frozen scenery I had never witnessed before. I weighed my options and decided against digital manipulation of the images. Any alteration would have truly spoiled nature’s intricate sculptures.
Polar Embrace is my newest body of work where I have, for the first time, combined my passion for photography with my textile art skills.
August 11th – September 17th, 2012
Harvest Moon Antiques & Gallery
401 – 3rd Avenue
Sunday, August 12th, 2012 from 2- 4 pm
Looking forward to seeing you there! Bring friends and family… and stay a while! If you are traveling through the area this summer – make a point of stopping into this charming gallery. Valerie and Richard will be happy to see you!
I would truly love to see this up close and personal so to speak. 2 things I really want to learn is to do ice, snow and fog in fabric. So far I have had no luck. Ruth
Keep trying, Ruth – work with some unconventional materials and you might just get the effect you are aiming for! It’s all in the sampling – sheers of various consistencies work well.
Beautiful, Anna! I wish I could be there to see these lovely works. Of course, I’m drawn to them as I, too, had one of those rare photo opportunities in February. Haven’t been on WordPress much this summer. Things should calm down a bit at the end of August. I wanted to let you know my email has not been working, just in case you’ve tried to reach me. I’ll give a new email address via facebook. I wish you the best of luck with this lovely exhibition. Hugs!
Thanks for your thoughts, Erica! Sorry to hear your email is not working but with my crazy schedule this summer i have not been a very good friend in terms of keeping in touch! I hope all is going well with your gallery and your dreams are coming true! We will connect more often once the summer is over – I am sure!
This piece looks so interesting Anna, sorry I can not make it to the opening. Hope I can see it in the next couple of weeks as we are planning a trip that way.
Thank you, Linda! Sorry you have to miss the opening. Hope to see you when we get back in late September or early October. Enjoy the rest of the summer!