S T A T E M E N T priscilla birge fine art
Over the years my art practice has focused on visual ideas exploring both natural and man-made environments. Much of my work is photo based, on paper, and in a mixed media context.
My recent digital fine art limited edition prints emerge from images of decorative grasses along an urban sidewalk.
The captured images, beautiful in themselves, acquire a new reality, a new life through the digital darkroom process.
Graceful, dancing, elongated shapes close to the ground take on the appearance of vigorous brush strokes on paper. The original images relinquish a photographic reality to become part of an abstract visual world.
Love and awe for land, sea, and sky under gird a large portion of my work and is often expressed in open abstract compositions.