Featured Artist – Lori Reed, “Water’s Edge”
Photographic Impressionism Artist at
Lori says, “Ever since a trip to western Montana in May, 2009, my artwork has had photography as its base. At first, I made several digitally altered variations of my photos (giving the images a painterly, sketchy or scratched look) and tore or cut the prints into rectangles to layer up imagery. Then one day I had the idea of running my prints through a paper shredder and building up the scene in those narrow strips of paper. I now cut the strips by hand, allowing me to keep the imagery organized. Sometimes I add in pieces of handmade papers, topographical maps, or fragments from old ledger books to further abstract the scene. I’m moving from a photographic documentation of a place at a particular time, to an impression of a place that is timeless … more of a memory or a feeling of the space.”
Lori Reed has participated in art shows all over the Midwest. She attended University of Illinois. Lori loves to travel. You will find her using images from this exploration….but then re-created in an unique way.