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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Angela Wells

SPE Member since 2005
Member Chapter: Southeast

Surface Tensions

In the simplest of terms, photography is a recording of how light falls across the surface of the subject. The works in Surface Tension are visual accounts of my investigations with seeing rather than looking. I live in the country surrounded by farmland. This is a relatively new experience for me. I find myself mesmerized by the little gifts that show up on my porch or in my yard. Artifacts of life that are ever present but often overlooked. I began collecting these treasures and taking a much closer look at them. The evaluation process continued to delve deeper as I got closer and closer. The images reflect this inspection; the pause in the hustle of the daily grind to stop and see the wasp (rather than smell the roses!) The copperplate photogravure process renders shadow detail in a way that I have yet to experience with any other photographic process. The literal depth created by the etching renders textures in a manner that appears physical. By combining these two elements, I am able to craft a print that expresses the wonder and delight of seeing the little things and making art.

Dead Hydrangea

Last spring's nest

Mulled

Bumble

Bumble

Fall Leaves

Cicada

Tendrils

Kitty Cornucopia

Garden Onion

Sunflower Head

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