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Ellen Fisher



Artist statement:
The ongoing Souvenir series explores the nature of memory. Within that series, Walking in My Father’s Mind is in part a reaction to my father’s failing memory — a meditation on how he saw, decoded and navigated the visual world as the guidance of memory faded. The ambiguities of viewpoint, of depth, and of ground-plane in these images are a metaphor for the mysteriousness, and sometimes poetic wonder, that invaded his sense of surroundings. All of the images begin as digital photographs. My background is printmaking, not photography. I use Photoshop to concentrate colors and flatten images to varying degrees. Recently, I’m experimenting with large-scale prints on silk and jacquard-weave renderings of the images.



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