Piece description from the artist
Part of the Southern Seas Series, this image is a manipulation of my own original photograph. Harnessing the graphic power of colors, it explores not only what is seen, but what could be. Hardedge lines distill the composition into colorful stripes reminiscent of op-art paintings. Each image is a slightly different meditation on color. As part of my broader body of work, this series invites us as humans to evolve to higher states of being through visual meditation on color. This work, and this series, uses photography to study color, the camera to deconstruct the world and color to create visual meditations.
Semigloss finish; signed in verso.
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.