Passages by Virginia Saunders
© 2009 Virginia Saunders
Honorable Mention 11.
      Juror's Comment

      From Michael Collopy:
      I found Virginia's work to be visually arresting. I was mesmerized exploring all throughout these beautifully crafted images.

    • Title: Passages
    • Artist: Virginia Saunders
    • From: Hopkins, SC USA

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    • Phone: + 1 (803) 783.0766
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    • Address: 1300 Louis LeConte Rd
      Hopkins, SC 29061, USA

    Artist Statement

    The camera is a tool that enables me to explore, translate and articulate my personal aesthetic. Passages is part of a new body of work based on recent travels within Europe. The piece utilizes multiple photographs taken at Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) and Cimitero Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery) in Milan, Italy. As a montage, the image distorts objective reality while revealing my subjective response to those sanctified sites.

    Passages is composed of approximately 10 digital photographs, portions of which were overlapped via 30 separate layers. The photos were shot in raw format using a 12.8 megapixel digital SLR (Canon 5D) and imported into Photoshop CS3 for compositing.