March 2006 – Artist of the Month
The work in this exhibit encompasses two areas of interest for me in nature photography. The first is traditional landscape and nature photography, in which an entire scene or object is featured. I have included several of my favorite photos of this genre, including sunsets and flowers. The second is part of a larger series of works on the concept of identity. This work envelopes the viewer in an abstracted world in which objects take on new meaning as a small part of a a larger object. This small part then becomes a whole in its own right. I attempt to dissociate preconceived notions and associations about these objects and instead focus on their more formal elements: line, color, form, value, and implied texture. These images are an attempt to strip away the loaded associations that come to mind when viewing more generalized images of flowers and nature scenes. Through the use of a frame on each image, as well as the selective focus, and the small details that are brought out, the object’s identity is altered to become its own small moment.
About the Artist
A lifelong resident of St. Charles, Laura Freundlich received her B.A. in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University with a concentration in oil painting and photography.
For further information about the work in this exhibit, please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.