Optical Mysteries

Updated: May 16, 2019

Natalie: I’ve always been fascinated by optical mysteries - reflections that enable multiple visual planes to exist simultaneously. Reflections challenge what’s immediately identified and taken for granted. I love the concept of finding illusionary abstractions around us in unexpected places. Over time the boundaries between realism and abstraction become blurred and distorted

through glass’ optical ability to duplicate, reflect, and obscure. At night, windows become a mirror of what is inside the glass and what is outside the glass.

Mirrors represent the human desire to see and reflect on their deepest thoughts about themselves. My work deals with the human body, and in consequence human existence. Placing bodies in locations with bright lights and glass windows allows them to view the world in front of them and behind them at the same time. When the boundaries between reality and illusion become one, the world is viewed differently, but only for as long as you stand in front of the window. My photographs create and allow this illusion to flourish and remain infinite...

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