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Kate Greene

Night Light

My work stems from a curiosity regarding visible phenomena in the physical world. At the same time it is fueled by an anxiety that revolves around the hidden, the undetected and the unknown. I use Nature as an entry point into my examination of this interconnected wonder and fear and the camera as both a revelator and a witness. Influenced by the peculiar visual form of early occult photography, the symbolic content of 17th century Dutch still life and the obsessive process of botanical recording, I photograph both carefully constructed nature tableaux as well as the outside world as it is transformed by light and time. By visually describing the phenomenology of Nature I attempt to elicit a sense of amazement in the viewer while simultaneously alluding to the gap between a scientific grasp of the physical world and the human experience of it.