Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 Nature / Wildlife

States of Grace: Fauna

  • Photographer
    Wendi Schneider

In States of Grace, I seek serenity in ephemeral, organic forms, illuminating glimpses of beauty to silence the chaos. I capture the fleeting movement of light on form that is often overlooked, preserving that mystical moment that stills time for me. Photographing intuitively - what I feel, as much as what I see - and informed by a background in oil painting and art history, I portray a personal interpretation by layering the images with color and texture to balance the real and the imagined. The images are printed digitally with archival pigment ink on vellum. White gold leaf is applied on verso, creating a luminous surface and suffusing the ephemeral subjects with the spirituality and sanctity of the precious metals. Within the limited edition, the prints may differ in color or texture, and, as the effect of gilding inherently varies, each of the limited edition prints is unique.