From the Curator’s Perspective: Nature’s Simple Pleasures
Even the most mundane objects in our lives, brought into view, can reveal something profound. Here the artist has photographed an unassuming pair of mushrooms lovingly picked from her own backyard. The warm tones in the oxidized metal backdrop add richness and depth to the image, making it appear almost like a classic still-life painting. Her refined technical acumen reveals a photograph of expressive beauty, inviting us to become aware of the minor miracles that surround us each day, if we only pause to look.
For more information about this work, visit the artist’s submission. Visit this blogpost to learn how A Life, Still was curated by twelve college students in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art.
About this Curator
Tina Lazzarine is a third year graduate student in metal design at East Carolina University. She received her BA in Art History and BFA in Metal Design from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2006. A mother of four and grandmother of two, Tina finds inspiration in the parallels between development of relationships and the cyclic processes of nature. She exhibits her work nationally and was recently featured in Lark Books’ Heat, Color, Set, and Fire by Mary Hettmansperger.