Silver 2018 Portfolio / Fine Art

Muses

  • Prize
    Silver in Portfolio/Fine Art
  • Company
    Christy Lee Rogers
  • Photographer
    Christy Lee Rogers
  • Technical Info
    Shot In Hawaii, In Water, At Night
  • Photo Date
    2018

The narrative in Rogers’ new waterscapes, titled "Muses", continues to follow the thread of her most celebrated collections, with a process that allows her and her subjects to experience firsthand the vulnerabilities and beauty of the human condition in an underwater setting. The colors and cascading bodies take on late Renaissance and Baroque tones, with chiaroscuro contrasts of light and darkness creating movement and purpose within each scene. For over fifteen years, Rogers has experimented with water in her artistic endeavors.

Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.