Portal to Light 2

Alison Overton

Alison Overton

Portal to Light 2

Portal to Light 2

Artist Statement:

Making art, in particular photographs that chronicle a moment in a changing landscape, is my passion. As a lifelong artist, I strive constantly to explore and expand my definition of the unique and mysterious in life and nature. I love to utilize simple, manual film cameras such as the Holga and the Widelux to capture images that have an ethereal and timeless quality. My hope is, that when a person views my art work, he or she might feel as if they could trade places with Alice of “Alice Through the Looking Glass” – peering into a dreamy world, with a sense of awe and child-like wonder.

One of the recurring themes in my work is the architectural landscape with a sense of history. My intent in making these photographs is to visually convey the feeling of walking alone among majestic sites, both secular and sacred: abbeys, castles, churches, cemeteries, formal and informal gardens. By combining overlapping exposures, careful cropping and overpainting with transparent oil paints, the finished works reveal my idea of these places as they might appear in a daydream or on another plane of existence, and as if our rules of time, space and perspective did not apply.

Low Tech will be showing at the Center for Fine Art Photography through the month of October.

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