Janette Gerber
"Up Close and Far Away"

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(Photos by Patrick Fraser)

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Statement

Color is a thread that passes through all of my work. I have an ongoing desire to observe, understand, and work with color. My digital camera allows me to record my curiosities about the interaction of the sun, clouds, light, shadow, atmosphere, water, and reflection upon our physical world.

Flowers intrigue me. There is a depth of color that one sees by looking at them through a macro lens. Looking closely, we see the very tiniest of elements (like small hairs, or powdery pollen) reveal colors, textures, and patterns we never would have imagined.

I have attempted to draw the viewer in by stitch enhancing the elements we donít usually notice on each of the flower photos that I have printed on fabric. The embroidery and beads invite a close up view challenging the viewer to observe something you may not have otherwise noticed. The reverse side is an image of a flower bud seen from far away.

Printing on fabric and becoming conversant with the technology that allows me to accomplish this have been my personal challenge for this project. My thanks to Susan Brandeis and Hitoshi Ujiie, with whom I studied. Their guidance has allowed me to embark on a new journey.

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