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Vicki Basta, a native of Washington, is a macro photographer, mixed media artist and jeweler. She has exhibited her work throughout the US.
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Through macro/close-up photography, I expose the viewer to the hidden worlds that are unseen by the naked eye, revealing details that lie below the surface. Zooming in and magnifying a section of a leaf, isolates this hidden world, showing the viewer something completely different than if they were to see an image of a grouping of leaves. The same can be said about a section of rusted metal or peeling paint. I am intrigued by the similarities of two unrelated objects when set by side, such as rusted red metal and red mossy tree bark or observing how lichen spores resemble sea plant when seen close-up. While out photographing, I gather natural and found objects and blend them with paint or to stand alone to create mixed media shadow boxes and paintings. The contrast of materials blend textures and materials found in my images and invites the viewer to experience these objects in real time and two-dimension, complimenting the one-dimensional images. Through close-up photography, I expose the viewer to the hidden worlds that are unseen by the naked eye, revealing details that lie below the surface. Zooming in and magnifying a section of a leaf, isolates this hidden world, showing the viewer something completely different than if they were to see an image of a grouping of leaves. The same can be said about a section of rusted metal or peeling paint. I am intrigued by the similarities of two unrelated objects when set by side, such as rusted red metal and red mossy tree bark or observing how lichen spores resemble sea plant when seen close-up. While out photographing, I gather natural and found objects and blend them with paint or to stand alone to create mixed media shadow boxes and paintings. My work is recognized by textures, patterns and colors through themes of decay, new life and transformation in urban and natural settings, mirroring our own process of life.

Vicki
Seattle
Washington
Basta
Vicki
Female

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