With a multidisciplinary approach, I construct, photograph, paint, and sculpt a melancholic and fanciful existence. The natural world, full of its flora and fauna, whisper the lore of the mysterious and unfamiliar. Heavily influenced by a childhood year in Germany, my work takes on a Romantic European aesthetic and philosophy.
Exhibited are two separate bodies of work. “Perceptions” is a series of “manually edited photographs.” Beneath the thinly build layers of paint and dimensional objects, lies a photograph. Inspired by early methods of photographic retouching, I sought to blur the line of painting and photography.
“Fauna” is a series of soft-sculpture moths. The wings are photographed from my collection. Each moth is carefully constructed with hand painted/dyed faux fur bodies. Cultures across the centuries have mythologized the lepidopteran family (moths and butterflies), often comparing them to the human soul.
Aleah Ford Artist Reception- live music, eats & drinks.