Gold 2018 Fine Art / Still Life

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  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Company
    University Of Washington
  • Photographer
    Ellen Garvens
  • Technical Info
    Ink Jet Prints On Archival Paper Of Various Sizes
  • Photo Date
    2018

My photographs record three dimensional installations that mimic drawing and create illusion and perceptual uncertainty. I am thinking about a favorite cousin and a close friend both in the throes of degenerative brain diseases. What a solitary experience to lose what the rest of us take for granted; the ability to verbally communicate, ability to understand visual experience and space, the joy of mobility. Their spirit is well communicated – still a sense of humor and a twinkle in their eyes. In the face of loss, the beauty of playfulness is what these longtime friends continue to share.