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Dimensions

Piece description from the artist

One grey-skied March morning, I spotted weathered cattails lining a local marsh. Their reddish gold stalks formed super-precise crisscross shapes against the deep blue pond. I loved the pattern. I tried various compositions, attempting to bring out the crisscross. None of them seemed to convey the feel of the scene. I decided to do something different. Using camera movement during the take, I was able to blur the stalks ever so slightly and accentuate the triangular shapes with smoother lines. This smoothness seemed to give the image an other-worldly quality. Thus, the title: Dimensions.

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About Morgan Leigh Mckenna

Colorado, CO

Morgan McKenna is a fine art photographer known for intimate landscapes, water close-ups, mystical tree images, ethereal flowers, and meditative pattern photography. Considered one of the pioneers of the intentional camera movement (ICM), McKenna’s ICM images are known for their detail, painterly feel, and artful composition.
McKenna’s background as a musician comes through in her meticulous choice of subjects, the way she frames and times each image, and her discipline of seasoned technical practices from camera to editing room.

McKenna's highest goal is to be present and collaborate with what wants to happen through her camera. There is an essence of a scene that comes together beyond what any photographer can imagine. Surrendering to that essence (what McKenna calls, "the soul of a moment") is as much a spiritual practice as it is artistic.
McKenna’s pieces have been highlighted by national card companies, including Hallmark and Beautyway. In 2013, Laguna Beach Art Magazine named her one of "twenty artists you should know.” She offers fine art prints as well as finished works on a variety of media including non-glare metal, luminous acrylic, art papers, and canvas. All treatments are archival.

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