Gold 2017 Fine Art / Other

The Liminal Field

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Other, 1st Place winner in Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Patty Maher

This series is an exploration of the state of liminality. The field in which transformation takes place is a construct and does not exist in real space. It has been constructed to house the depictions of metamorphosis which are inherent in the suspended state of an internal liminal world. Each photo depicts an internal struggle that occurs when one finds themselves 'betwixt and between' - caught in the place between what was and what will be.

About PattyPatty Maher is an internationally recognized, award winning fine art photographer and artist based in Caledon, Ontario, Canada.  The inspiration for her art comes from an exploration of the feminine in the context of both natural and urban settings.  Working primarily through staged portraiture and self-portraiture Maher is widely known for hiding or obscuring the faces of her subjects often only using only posture, gesture, symbol and colour to convey emotion and story.  Maher explores the inner worlds of her subjects while at the same time considering notions of personal space.