Iceberg Roses is from my Botanicals series I began in the mid 1990s, inspired by my love of gardens and the intricate design found in nature. The simple beauty of watching the transformation from seed to a magnificent flower or a life sustaining vegetable amazes me. It is my intent that viewers see beyond the simplicity of these organic portraits, and the cycle of life they embody.
I photograph the subjects in my daylight studio against backdrops I have painted. This gives a humanistic or portrait quality to the botanicals and the large scale image forces the viewer to discover things they might not. I use large format film cameras to create the imagery (4x5 and 8x10), which gives the maximum amount of detail for these large-scale pieces. Black and white film is processed in my darkroom then scanned to enable me to make archival digital prints on cotton rag paper.
Iceberg Roses is offered as a signed and numbered print edition of 45.
Print orders will be shipped 7-10 business days from order date.
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Sondra Wampler has explored the medium of photography for the past 30 years, experimenting with many genres. Since 1995 she has focused on botanicals as her subject, giving the viewer new insight into simple, often overlooked specimens. By taking her subjects out of their ordinary context and putting them into the setting of a portrait painters studio, Wampler wants you the viewer to contemplate the image and share her emotive response to her subject. The absence of color reveals a strong sculptural form where light and shadow enhance the abstract and dramatic quality of her work. By using large format film cameras Sondra captures the greatest detail and clarity possible.