I grew up with people and places that grounded my roots deep into the southern soil and my heart into Louisiana’s personality. I sense the South, within its old things that still have purpose, in its soft blanket of pine straw beneath my feet and its suffocating summer nights and in the storytelling beneath its branches of culture and history.
These southern memories will always be part of who I am and the work I do.
I utilize photography for more than a means l to capture a moment in time, but as a voice to capture a movement through time. I desire to describe a journey, a fairytale, a feeling of progression through and to something and it propels my artist eye to such a beginning and an end.
In an effort to create images that reflect a sense of nostalgia, I blend modern Photoshop techniques, oils, glazes, and waxes to create texture and depth. I meld pixels, paper and paint to create photographic fusions that celebrate my native Louisiana as well as people, places and stories that move me. I make a humble attempt to portray the role of inspirational storyteller through imagery and look for ways to satisfy my vintage eye in the camera, in the computer, in the printing, and in the paint.
Ann George is a visual artist who melds pixels, paper, ink and paint to create compelling photographic fusions. She also prints her work using a polymer photogravure process. She has won numerous awards both nationally and internationally, participated in exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. She has been published in multiple periodicals and books and has lectured in the United States and Canada. Critics have commented that her photographic approach is mysterious and poetic and continues a pictorial tradition important in the history of photography. She continues to create images that call to her vintage eye, propelling her to seek different approaches and techniques in the camera, in the computer, in printing, and in paint.
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