TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Other

Layers of Perception

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Melanie Schoeniger
  • Technical Info
    Shot With My Iphone Se
  • Photo Date

This series is a tribute to my favorite author Joseph Campbell and his "masks of god", reflecting about the veils of perception. Literally using a mask, I try to uncover the secrets behind all stardust. Or at least to evoke sublime beauty. Inspired by Japanese aesthetics and the grain structure of historical photo technics I use vellum to observe the disassociativ behaviour of petals and leaves: Impressive shadows and haptic details complement each other simultanously within the composition, shape and silhoutte, details and blur, density and depth...

I am a visual artist from Germany. Inspired by the world’s rainforests and coral reefs, I aim to shine a light on the wonder of life. A Photolucida Critical Mass 2022 finalist, my award-winning work is published and exhibited internationally.? I want to nourish that spiritual place inside the heart, evoking a deep connection with nature and the wish to protect and preserve it for future generations. I resonate deeply with Rachel Carson’s statement: Wonder and humility do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.