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Creating Scanner Photography

  • 101 Ferry Road
  • Bristol, RI 02809
  • Phone 14012532707 ext 15
  • Dates: August 3, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: $35 Member, $40 Nonmember

Inspired by the work of Victorian botanical illustrators and Dutch and Flemish still-life painters, artist Ellen Hoverkamp draws attention to the spectacular beauty of nature and honors the gardeners who create the subject matter for her photography. She has used a flatbed scanner as a camera since 1997, enjoying the dramatically detailed, three-dimensional result of scanning objects at high resolution.

Explore Blithewold’s grounds as Ellen shows you how to collect samples for scanner art. She will then demonstrate how she creates a composition from garden specimens on a flatbed scanner, exploring the creative process as well as the technological components of her art form. She will then will give a visual presentation of her visits to Blithewold and the resulting scanner photography, including her recent work documenting Blithewold’s night-blooming cereus.