My photographs are a combination of realism and expressionism. I focus on key elements found in nature: the inherent order in chaos and unstoppable verdancy. Formally, my compositions reflect the abstract qualities found in the structural beauty of tropical plants.
My role as an artist is to create a sense of wonder and surprise. I use natural elements in such a way that they become purely line, color and abstract form, evoking human emotion. The emotive content found in this reductive mode is further expressed through the magic of Photoshop. Using this remarkable software, I create expression for and about the human experience.
Like meditation, with my camera in hand, I maintain a daily practice that deeply connects me to the physical beauty around me. When I photograph elements that catch my eye, I’m saying, "thank you," not only for the existence of my subject but for life itself.
Photography is not solely a medium for creating realistic views through optics and light sensitive materials; it can also be employed as an essential method for visualizing time, capturing light, mapping space, and recording the indexical trace. In this collection of photography-based works, I collaborate with natural forces to express my deep and personal appreciation of landscape and light. In many ways, nature remains uncontrollable. With traditional compositions of painting in mind, I use calm but invigorating colors, The resplendent tropical light radiates from the prints, drawing one into vibrant aqueous colors and translucent depths.
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From Nu'a Bon
The recent work you've been showing is genuinely inspirationaus into a realm where abstraction and familiarity dance together, entwined and inseparable. Yet, in their embrace, they create a world entirely. Braun, a master of navigating the intricacies of figure and ground, pushes the boundaries of our perception in these works, where the separation of forms dissolves into a symphony of ethereal landscapes.
Braun's paintings seem to occupy a liminal space, an interstitial realm where the concrete and the abstract, the symbolic and the non-figurative, coalesce and mingle. The bold and subtle colours evoke an alien and intimately recognizable sense of place and emotion. Each stroke and hue is a testament to Braun's deep understanding of the emotional and psychological effects of color and form.
As we journey through these strange yet familiar terrains, we are reminded of the power of the artist's hand to reveal hidden truths and awaken dormant memories. Braun's skillful interplay of figure and ground transports us to a place where our preconceived notions of reality are gently challenged and our perspectives broadened. The landscapes she unveils are fluid, organic, and ever-changing, like the human experience.
These experimental paintings beckon us to pause and ponder, to lose ourselves in the intricacies of their composition and the vastness of the worlds they suggest. They demand our full attention, urging us to explore the depths of our imagination and the limits of our understanding. In these moments, we are confronted with the inexorable link between the seen and the unseen, the tangible and the intangible, the known and the mysterious.
Lynda Fay Braun's work is a testament to the power of art as a catalyst for introspection, a conduit for questioning, and a medium for transcending the boundaries of our experience. In these otherworldly landscapes, we find ourselves transported, suspended in time and space, left to navigate the endless possibilities of our thoughts and emotions. Here, in this realm of abstraction and familiarity, we face the beauty and complexity of the human spirit.