In this collage series it’s about beauty, depth and layers. And the beauty that lies within the eye of the beholder. Cut & paste is used to create an experience that is more than the sum of its parts. It is also a tribute to our ancestral artists, who paved our way.
This foxglove blossomed in my garden last summer. I watched its beauty changing over time. How it looks after the summer rain, when there is still a drop of water underneath a blossom. Can you spot it?
The white hibiscus blossom grew in my living room. For me, it symbolizes a Hawain-like evergreen summer.
Then I learned, that the Hawaiian word kaona means hidden inner meaning, a kind of spirit of an artwork.
Et voilà, the perfect title in coherence with the concept for this series.
So honored to be part of Botanicals Exhibition at A. Smith Gallery, curated by Wendi Schneider! KAONA 2 is also included in their limited edition book of their selected 27 favorites.
And I am so excited to have been awarded:
FAPA 2022 Fine art photography awards – Photomanipulation | Nominee (amateurs)
17th POLLUX Awards 2022 – Honorable Mention series // digital manipulation and collage (amateurs)
IPA 2021 International photography awards – Honorable Mentions in 2 categories:
Fine Art – Collage as well as in Special-Effects
So proud of being published within fall/winter issue of ART SEEN Magazine 2021.
And it has been selected for THE CURATOR’S SALON Group Exhibition INTRINSIC NATURE in 2021. Hooray!