Monday, February 29, 2016
|'Beauty and Oddities: Miscellany from the Vaults'|
Photography by Andrea Loewen
Andrea is a long-time Seattle native, now living in Edmonds, who developed her sensibility and eye for beauty over many years traveling widely, imbibing various cultures and subcultures and devouring all things art, film, music, fashion, architecture and as many provocative ideas as she could get her hands on, often with an undercurrent of mysticism and the esoteric. She brings these elements and influences to her work as a nature photographer, continually developing and refining her visual language with a particular interest in the deep structure of nature from which it all emerges.
Solitary expeditions; raw, wild nature; a receptive spirit: the recipe for magic.
Visual components compete for our attention daily. Line. Form. Shape. Combinations of elements. Photography, for me, is a way of capturing those exquisite moments when the light is just right - when colors and shadows are enhanced, and objects or scenes once dull and lifeless become enchanted inroads to another world.
I believe that nature's anatomy triggers something deep in the psyche that yearns for an antidote to the stresses of our modern world. My work is an ongoing dialogue with and investigation of this process. And my hope is that each piece may offer some unconscious insight, or reveal some question as yet unasked.