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2019 Artists


Fretta Cravens

Fretta Cravens is an Oregon artist who loves nature, beauty, and the beauty of nature.Her art captures the time and space of botanicals through photography. Inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe, Cravens enlarges flowers, inviting the viewer to take the time to fully engage in their beauty. Subtly confrontational, details are revealed, and a dialogue begins The viewer and nature become equals, both deserving of care and study. The images are an intersection of her interest in drawing and photography. The inspiration for her series began when flowers were placed on flatbed scanner to demonstrate the power of its camera head.The result was an image with detailed clarity and varied depth of field that was both surreal and painterly.The bed of the scanner is seen as a blank piece of paper waiting to be drawn upon. All of the work is printed on archival rag paper by Fretta.

Archival Pigment Print
Community: Southeast Portland
Studio Number: 46
(503) 867-0690 |
Instagram: fretta_cravens

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