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Artist’s Statement:

Snow Dune is from a series of work that I created during 2014-2015. This image was captured in the dunes at Duxbury Beach after a snowstorm. I am inspired to create artwork that shows the beauty of the constantly changing beach environments.

While I was creating this artwork, I overlapped multiple images using a Holga medium format camera with 120 Kodak Porta color film. When I overlap my images, this creates a depth in the image that cannot be captured in a single image. The images together create a sense of commotion, causing the viewer to take time to discover what has been created in the image. By overlapping my images, I change how the beach environment appears for my viewer.


Snow Dune

Note on the Author

Erin O’Donnell is from Pembroke, MA. She graduated from University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Several years later, she decided to become an art teacher, and she attended Bridgewater State University in the Accelerated Post Baccalaureate in Creative Arts and earned a Massachusetts Teaching License in 2008. Then she went on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching in Creative Arts degree at Bridgewater State University in 2015. Since graduating, her work has been shown in several galleries. Her artwork won a Third Place in Photography in the Annual Juried Show at Scituate Arts Association Gallery and a Second Place in Black and White Photography in The Fine Art of Photography at Plymouth Center for the Arts. Also, she is the photographer for Ashmont Hill Chamber Music.

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