Water - Photography - Perception

One day whilst looking at the water, Helene felt she was seeing something which didn’t seem to be there.  She got her camera and experimented.  Yes!  It was not imagination.

She began a series of paintings depicting these amazing images and framed some of the incredible photographs.  (Printed from negatives – not manipulated in any way.)  She then exhibited them – challenging peoples’ perception.  As predicted, people initially mixed the two – “realistic photos”, (paintings) but hating those “abstract ones” (photographs).  People were thus encouraged to question their preconceptions & develop a renewed appreciation of nature.

Urban Renewal
      © Helene Merriman