Artist: Olga Merrill
is an award-winning Maine (USA) based visual artist primarily using the medium of photography. She uses photography as a tool-like an instrument to make music or a brush for painting-to create an image of her vision, with a dreamy and indirect relationship to external reality. Some images are essentially representative photography of the world around her that nevertheless dissolve into the wonder of abstract patterns, while others are complex manipulations of the ordinary visual world that use intentional camera movement, multiple exposures, and well planned color palettes to reflect her vision, dreams and feelings. Merrill's work has been part of group shows and festivals nationally and internationally, including NYC Center of Photography (USA), Davis Orton Gallery (USA), Foto-Foto Gallery (USA), Griffin Museum of Photography (USA), Praxis Gallery (USA), PH21 Gallery (Hungary), Malta Postal Museum (Malta), Fondazione de Matalon (Italy), Rockport Art Association & Museum (USA), Blank Wall Gallery (Greece), online shows at Center for Photographic Arts (USA), Center for Fine Art Photography (USA), among others. Merrill was the 1st Place Winner, International Juried exhibit "Black and White 2020", NYC4PA; 1st place winner, 15th Annual National Photography Competition at Foto-Foto Gallery, 2019; Silver Award at San Francisco Bay International Photography Competition, 2019; Juror's Choice Award at International Exhibitions, Praxis Gallery, 2018. She was featured in l'Oeil de la Photographie, Dodho and YourdDailyPhotograph, Edge of Humanity, Shadow and Light magazine, Fine Art Photo (N29) among others.Statement:
"Immersion 2" is photo art from my abstract series that I made with ice at my brook near my home in Maine, USA. For 3 years, I witnessed how my brook changed with the seasons: fragile beauty of ice in winter, colorful stream in the fall, dry in summer. Time after time, I saw the journey of love in nature. How do you feel love? Love is an endless journey and discovery, both physical and metaphorical at once. It's a perfect immersion in the surroundings to achieve contact with reality. Live a life of immersion. Edition:
Lim.Ed.1/5. Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Metallic Paper (340gsm)Artwork goes with a Certificate of Authenticity, artist signature on front. Size:
9”x 13.5" on 11”x 17” paper size.