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Judge's Pick Award, State of the Art Gallery


We’re honored to receive a “Judge’s Pick” award at the 32nd Annual Juried Photography Show at State of the Art Gallery (Ithaca, NY). Juror Jan Kather had the following to say about our work:


Digital inventions, or interventions, via photo editing programs, afford the artist new tools to create imaginary worlds that somehow exist in recognizable dreamworlds. In this mystical image, The Little Prince (Medical Trials of the Saints), the photo is described as hand colored, which I assume means “digitally” hand colored. I perceive it as an invented portrait that exists in the realm of make believe. The artist wraps their imagination around a reality so familiar, yet so strange. Although the title makes other references, I find this flower child, with a tangle of roses, thorns, and a coiling snake, conjures the gender fluid Shakespearean characters: Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, or Ariel in The Tempest.

If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumbered here While these visions did appear. (Puck, Act 5 Scene 1)

Go make thyself like a nymph o’ th’ sea: be subject To no sight but thine and mine; invisible To every eyeball else. (Prospero to Ariel, Act I Scene 2)


Check out the full exhibit: https://soagannex.art/