There is a large body of evidence about the healing power of nature – physical, emotional, and spiritual. Whenever cracks creep through me, time spent in nature helps to patch them.
This series represents my wishful thinking about how to heal nature in return. Like many people, I am horrified by the damage we are collectively inflicting on our natural environment. My photos conjure precipitation during the California wildfire season, restore local songbirds, and strengthen a local barrier island. Each image is an apology to a landscape I love.
Anne Piessens is a Boston-based fine art photographer whose work explores nature’s distinctive forms, as well as our relationship to the landscapes around us.
Her newest series, Meliorations, imagines ways to undo the damage that humans have inflicted on the natural world, and incorporates different media such as drawing inks and embroidery thread. Past projects include Things that Look Like Other Things, a tongue-in-cheek search for meaning in nature’s found objects, and In the Middle of Something, a portrait series about the tween years.
Anne Piessens studied photography with college instructors Emmet Gowin and Steve Fitch. After a hiatus, she began shooting and exhibiting in 2017. Her work has been shown at Concord Art and The Cambridge Art Association, MA; The SE Center for Photography, SC; Praxis Photo Arts Center, MN; and Photo Place Gallery, VT.
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