Rachel Murray Meyer
I am an artist that uses photographic imagery. After using a Medium format film camera for over twenty years (My Rolleiflex!), I now use digital processes to create original images. This started with my scanning objects (My Agfa scanner!). My botanical studies consider early scientific methods where observation was a way of inquiry and cataloging was done in order to understand and, hopefully, to appreciate, the beauty and uniqueness around us. There are also irresistible objects that glow with the light of the scanning bed, such as the clear “Glass Slipper” series. Using transparencies of my images and sometimes with transparencies of old engravings I have collected, I often float layered images over metallic painted paper to create the “Shimmering Shadow” series.