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Mary Edna Fraser
South Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2016

Conveying breathtaking perspectives of space, earth, and deep sea is my life’s work, developed with leading experts in the fields of planetary science, coastal geology, and oceanography.

Whether photographing the coast from the open cockpit of my family’s vintage plane or painting plein air in the backwoods of national parks, each adventure is distilled into a moment of visual poetry in my studio. From five-story draped silk sculptures to intimate oils, the expansive interplay of vistas become meditative prayers for the planet.

Batik on silk, my signature medium for the past quarter century, communicates messages of conservation and stewardship. Large-scale oils, my newest endeavor, seek to further protect sacred landscapes.

Aerial and satellite photography, maps, and charts inform explorations which reveal the complex patterns of our universe. The artworks have elegant impact by virtue of scale, compelling design, and vibrant color.

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