Lisa Redburn – Water Tapestries
Archival pigment prints. 18” x 12” edition of 10, $225 Other available print sizes on request
Artist Statement: (see images and bio below)
I am always drawn to water, where the boundaries between real and reflected are fluid. This series began as I wandered in nature, observing swamps and streams. I focused on the relationships among reflected light, decaying plant material, surface texture, and the mysteries hiding below. The images I saw were “water tapestries.”
Over time it evolved into more intentional work, in my own garden. I made a ritual of gathering a handful of buds, petals, leaves, and seedpods, then scattering them over a basin of water. I watched them bob and sink, gently floating into and away from each other.
The process of creating these images in my garden wove together different strands of my creative life: gardener and photographer. The botanica mingling in the water and the trees reflected there were old friends, seen in new ways. I’ve since moved, but ephemera from the garden I created live on in my photography.
Throughout this series I explore the tension between fluid and fixed, visible and invisible, control and serendipity, what is passing and what is to come.
Bio: Lisa Redburn is a fine-art photographer whose work explores the fluid boundaries between the real, reflected, and remembered. She finds layered stories in the puddles of Paris, ponds and bogs, botanica, and the patina of time.
Lisa’s photographs has appeared in numerous juried shows, nationally, including Monmouth Museum, Monmouth NJ and the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA. Her images have appeared in Photo Review, Lens Work’s “Seeing in Sixes,” YourDailyPhotograph.com and donttakepictures.com. She has work in the Sloan Kettering Ambulatory Care Center in Lincroft, NJ, and in private collections.
Lisa has received international recognition including: finalist in both the Pollux Awards and in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers; Juror’s Award of Merit in the Grand Prix de la Decouverte 2013 International Fine Art Competition; Best of Show in Reflections 2014 at the Photography Center of Cape Cod, and 3rd place in Viewpoints 2016 at Aljira Gallery, Newark NJ. She recently moved to Plymouth, MA from Montclair, NJ.