Color is always the first thing that captures my eye when looking through my camera’s lens. But – while studying Paul Strand’s Ghana I was surprised that his ‘portrait of a place’ was created in sepia tones. I was amazed by the power of his monochromatic portraits, landscapes and still lifes, all made in a lush, tropical landscape where vibrant color is everywhere. He inspired me to look again at a subject I thought I knew. As such – I aimed to create a similar portrait of my own surroundings. I pushed myself to seek out contrast, instead of color. It quickly became an exercise in seeing anew. Sugaring Season in Sepia – is a portrait of this annual event, expressed in a different light.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Rosalind Daniels grew up in Richmond, Virginia. She has been a fiber artist for many years and has recently returned to her early interest in photography now that digital photography has simplified photo production. The immediacy of photography strikes her as a perfect balance to the slower process of creating quilts. And her home in rural Cabot, Vermont provides her constant inspiration as the seasons and landscapes continuously offer interesting shapes and varying palettes for exploration.
Roz has recently exhibited at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT.
You can see her fiber art here.