Release by Robin Ward
© 2014 Robin Ward
Honorable Mention 11.
      Juror's Comment

      From Oliver Klink:

      "I first got intrigued; I paused and then discovered the playfulness of the bubbles with the subject. The ultimate feel was the lightness and freedom that the image depicts."

  • Artist Statement

    "The awe and allure of nature has always been my primary source of inspiration. In previous bodies of work, I photographed abstractions of water and flowers distinctly, which served as a means to ponder essence and time. In 2013, I began to submerge flowers in water to discover new visual delights and to steep in thoughts about transformation.

    "The series Submerged explores transformation as glorious and continuous. Some depictions capture flowers thriving as expressions of unabashed love, joy and compassion. Release is one such example. Other images reveal flowers in various states of decay, suggesting an ending as a beginning. Both evoke different aspects of a whole. This framework acts as a space to set intent, express gratitude and experience renewal."