Rachel Murray Meyer
After using a large format film camera for over twenty years, my use of digital files to create original images started with scanning objects. 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 irresistible object that glow with the light of the scanning bed, such as the clear “Glass Slipper” series. There is somehow an expression of power and confidence that belies the title of that series. Using transparencies of my images and sometimes old engravings I have collected, I often float layered images over metallic painted paper to create the “Shimmering Shadow” series.