MoonTree Studios & Gallery invites you to experience the meditative interpretations of fine art photographer Lynn Anderson at the opening reception for Emergence: Touching the Infinite Source of Being. Meet the artist and linger to interpret her naturescapes in your own way on Saturday, April 16; 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT.
Lynn Anderson is from Naperville, Illinois, where she expresses her artistic aptitude as both graphic designer and fine art photographer. ColorDance Design, the firm she co-founded with her husband, specializes in artistic custom coded websites for small businesses. Between website projects she pursues her passion for botanic inspired photography.
Lynn explains her remarkable artwork: “With my photography I seek to spark my viewer’s imagination by experimenting with uncertainty—before objects reveal their distinctions—where everything is connected as an integrated whole. A crisp, clear photograph is often taken at face value—it is what it is. Often there is little room for the viewer’s imagination to play with possibilities, or embark on a new way of seeing. Yet, the history of photography is rich with photographers who experimented with the camera’s unique ability to portray the world in novel ways. Its visionaries purposely pushed the boundaries to explore metaphors beyond what is literally seen. Many sought a connection with the eternal and transcendent forces at work in the universe.” Anderson is inspired by those predecessors as she “creates visual poetry” in her work.
She says, “Since my subject matter—leaves, flowers and trees—encompasses nature with its own realistic allure, the question becomes how to create unique and compelling compositions which touch a viewer’s inner being? Poetry can offer a clue. Often lyrical and expressive, compelling poetry offers a mysterious mood or unspoken scenario to contemplate. Like a poem, I leave the fleeting impression of the real botanic form in my photographs for the viewer to contemplate. I seek to evoke a change in perception, a meditative awareness, a reconsideration of the ‘dream of ourselves.’ I want my viewer to linger a bit and interpret a naturescape in a deeper, more personal way. Within each of us lies a curiosity, and a desire to find novel ways of perceiving the world. Thus the clear focus of the camera lens is discarded to encourage a deeper exploration of the dream of ourselves.”
Unlike photographic realism, which documents objects and living things in the everyday world, Anderson believes that fine art endeavors to touch our inner being. “In so doing,” she says “we may experience magical and unexpected visions which can communicate something not said outright.” This exhibit, Emergence: Touching the Infinite Source of Being, is drawn from three of Anderson’s related series: Allegro, Garden Dreams, and Watercolors. Each digital archival print displayed at MoonTree Gallery was captured in camera with minimal processing in Photoshop.
MoonTree Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. It is also open Saturdays from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please call in advance for an appointment at times other than these. Closing day for Emergence: Touching the Infinite Source of Being will be May 28, 2016.