Artist Profile

Rebecca McMann; Just Radiant

Medium: Metallic Photography

Description:  Abstracted and Semi-Realistic photographs on metal, defamiliarizing the familiar

My current method of artistic expression begins with taking a photograph of something ordinary – usually a close-up of an architectural element. I then alter the photograph on the computer until it is often unrecognizable and usually very colorful, or, as I put it, “strange and beautiful.” This is known as “Ostranenie: Encouraging people to see common things as strange, wild, or unfamiliar; defamiliarizing what is known in order to know it differently or more deeply.” I enjoy this process immensely. I follow my instincts and cannot retrace my steps or recreate a piece. The original photographs become a pattern, a quilt, a collection of colors, shapes, and lines, and textures, much like the quilts I played under as a child while my grandmother and mother stitched them. This gives me so much joy - joy I would like to share with you!

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