Piece description from the artist
I live in the Rocky Mountain west. Many people move here because the sun shines incessantly. Add to that the accentuation of the sun's rays at high altitude. It makes for a happy atmosphere but a bit one=dimensional. Sometimes I long for a more mystical, veiled view of the world to match my more reflective moods. I was definitely in a more introspective state when I came upon these trees reflected in a mountain lake. Seen it all before, I thought. I turned to leave just as the weather changed. Looking back at the lake, there was just I was just the veil I was looking for. Using the dappled water as a second "lens", the entire scene shifted.
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.