Carol Ginandes Fine Arts




For me, creating images is mindful practice that I experience as a cross between poetry and prayer. I am amazed at how objective reality, filtered through the inner lens of artistic vision, can become extraordinary and profound. In general, I feel more moved to comment on beauty than on blight -whether in nature or in the human spirit. My photographs honor moments of transcendent appreciation of an ordinary reality so blessed by the clarity of light and color that it seems heightened to a dream.





           My images purposely hover at the mysterious intersection of painting and photography. This effect is particularly intriguing with my photographic prints are rendered on a canvas substrate. Viewers sometimes make the verbal slip and refer to the images as "paintings"- until they look more deeply.The richness of the color saturation , the texture of the canvas, and the purposeful framing all help raise the question. This process of visual encounter may lead the viewer to perceive with new eyes and a sense of wonder and to enter into an experience of sustained, contemplative viewing.