Piece description from the artist
The Orbs series is a collection of abstract landscape photographs. They are color studies of shadow and light on selected interior walls.
Light, as a form, is manipulated, creating the effect of a landscape or horizon, even though the images come from a man-made structure. By playing with color, the vista moves throughout time and space, sometimes appearing familiar, other times otherworldly. The interesting idea being that upon closer inspection, something seemingly ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary. A plain, white interior wall becomes a wondrous and imaginative scene. From a personal point of view, this series brought forth an important realization: beautiful photographs can be made even without the means to travel to beautiful places. An interesting corollary is the idea that the world inside the camera’s viewfinder becomes a blank canvas, from which an imaginative painting begins.
Inspiration for this series is comes from several renown artists. Hungarian photographer Laszlo Maholy-Nagy’s’ call to ‘defy conventions’ invites experimentation in photographic techniques. Josef Albers’ textbook on color theory, "The Interaction of Color" is a constant guide. Finally, this series honors Mark Rothko’s powerful abstract work about emotion and color. The title of the series, Orbs, refers to the celestial bodies suggested in the photographs and is also inspired by a personal, lifelong fascination with outer space and planets.
Original artist editions are available in limited editions of 20. The originals are mounted on .25 acrylic with white backing and french cleat hardware
Born in Nashville, TN in 1979, American artist Amanda Lomax lives and works in Nashville, TN and Sandgate, UK. Ms. Lomax holds a cum laude degree in Communications from Boston University, completing coursework in Darkroom and digital photography. She was selected as a Teaching Assistant at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and Maine Media College, and spent several summers learning from renowned photographers: Cig Harvey, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, Aline Simpson and Susan Burnstine. She is a recipient of the 2020 TriStar Arts Award and a graduate of the Periscope Arts Program.
Her work uses digital photography and technology to manifest abstract ideas into tangible pieces of art. She refers to this process as 'Photographic Techspressionism’. This process allows her to play with the boundaries between photography and digital art, drawing inspiration from organic landscapes and her emotional response to these subjects. She is deeply influenced by the work of Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Josef Albers. Color is fundamental as she relies on it to produce a heightened emotional and visual experience for the viewer.