"Once There Was And Once There Was Not" - Amy Kanka Valadarsky
Lens Magazine|May 2021
The idea of visualizing the invisible is something I have been continuously exploring in my practice as an artist.

She who knows. Amy Kanka Valadarsky © All rights reserved

The idea of visualizing the invisible is something I have been continuously exploring in my practice as an artist.

I am drawn to what lies beyond the physical appearance of things, trying to capture what else is there, as Minor White so beautifully put it. I find the natural world endlessly inspiring and a rich source of metaphors through which I can tell my story. Making the unseen seen has prompted experimentation with multiple photographic techniques: analog, digital, camera-less, and combinations of darkroom and digital techniques. Always looking for new ways to visually express ideas, enjoying the creative process at least as much as its result. Like dreams, photography has a way of making thoughts and feelings surface, giving them visual shape. The light that helps create the image on paper also illuminates previously hidden parts of self.

First gate. Amy Kanka Valadarsky © All rights reserved

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