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Illinois photographer, Julie Meridian’s, layered compositions have a delicate beauty that come from her connection to the natural world. Julie’s ability to see light and form, deepened by her use of shadows and text, allows her to energize the enigmatic.
“The Specimens series is an ongoing still life photography project that references collections of natural science specimens in order to explore themes of beauty, transience, life and death. As an artist with a reverent curiosity about the natural world, I am a perpetual collector of leaves, pods, shells, feathers, bones and other commonplace wonders. Yet unlike a scientist who determines a precise identification for each specimen, I find that the truth of my subjects is ephemeral and will not stay pinned where meaning is clear. With each passing moment, life flutters, light shifts, perception alters and an image vanishes. In the remains of the photograph I find only contradictions: fragility and endurance, beauty and decay, chance and destiny.”
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