ARTISTS' STATEMENT- Margot
It gives me great pleasure to see my work supporting the
Gaia Project. It is a project full of spirit and song and heart. I hope my
work will help us to celebrate the miracle of our life on this earth and of
all that is divine in the world around us.
I love the moment of taking a photograph. For me, it is
a moment of quietness, of presence, of breath.
I photograph "found moments" that delight my spirit and question awareness.
My photographs range from emotive renderings of landscape - to abstract
studies of colour, texture, and form. They invite the viewer to consider
what is being seen and to experience the moment of engagement.
Contemplation is essential to the creation of my work.
ABOUT HOW THESE WORKS ARE PRODUCED
All images are digital giclée photographic prints produced using archival
pigment inks on archival watercolour paper. "At low tide" has been slightly
manipulated within the computer to give a softness to the lichen/seaweed on
the rocks. This one image is a collaboration between myself and Craig Yorke
of Image House Digital.
There are many ways to produce a photographic print from a slide
or negative. In the images on this website, I have had the negative or slide
scanned and the image is then printed using archival ink, such as pigment
ink, on archival watercolour paper.
Whether in the darkroom or in the computer, the work is done, with my
direction and support, by another artist/technician. Most photographic
methods involve "manipulation". However, my aim, with the work that you see
before you, is to recreate what was seen by my eye at the time of taking the
photograph - to overcome the limitations of my camera. For example, I may
wish to show the detail I saw in both the light and dark areas of the image,
although the negative/transparency may only release this by exposing parts
of the negative for different durations of time.
Thanks for your Support Margot!!!
For more information on Margot's art see websites:
Please email Margot Metcalfe
directly with enquiries and requests:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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