In line with my one of a kind artwork, I choose nature as an analogous subject as all elements of nature are unique. With no two leaves, trees, flowers, or other natural elements ever being exactly alike, I bring to light the intricate textures and details of my subjects, giving attention and appreciation to every aspect through careful arrangement and layering. I use nature as a catalyst to explore concepts of life and health. Nature exhibits a transitory beauty, an ephemeral symbol of the cycle of life that engages the Earth as a living medium, reminding viewers that life is meaningful, temporary, and sacred.
Dream Trees 10 Artwork by Natasha Bacca unique chromogenic photogram 40" x 28" print Collection of Marriott International New Orleans, LA
Dream Trees 12
Artwork by Natasha Bacca
unique chromogenic photogram
40" x 28" print
Collection of Marriott International
New Orleans, LA
I have always had extremely vivid and intense dreams. I can still recall many from a very young age. I often learn from my dreams, and I have many insights while dreaming. Much awareness and understanding can come from dreams, and the ability to harness that power is something I enjoy practicing.
I began creating my Dream Trees series in 2010. I did not set out to create dream related imagery that day in the darkroom; however, as I was experimenting with different materials and techniques, the contrast between sharp and soft focus of elements was striking to me. It felt very much like a dream, where some elements are precise and clear and others are out of focus and intangible. The swirling lines naturally created movement, so I juxtaposed them with trees to ground the images and root the concept of dreams represented by art.