Maria A. Verrier
A True Self
This series of images address the nature of family—what draws us closer together, or pulls us apart? We are individuals and yet we are part of a larger whole; and as part of this fluid confluence of people, we grow, learn, mimic and adapt, even revolt. Sometimes we follow the path of those before us, and at other times we choose our own decidedly different way.
What interests me are the ways in which we are inextricably connected. The strands of one life delicately connected to another. I look for the overlapping ecology of interests, actions and inspirations; and wonder, if in the silence of our own minds we hide our true selves—the wishes and secrets that contribute to who we truly are.
Elusive moments and unintended ‘reveals’ are what attract my attention and camera’s focus. If I linger long enough, I might be lucky to capture a sincere smile, a playful glance, the glimmer of a wandering imagination, a persistent hope – a true self.
Maria Verrier’s work has been featured in a solo exhibit at On The Mat and a two-person show, ¨Exposures¨ @ The Studio, both located in Concord, MA. Her photographs were juried into a group exhibition at the Concord Art Association by Arlette and Gus Kayafas. Images from her portfolio “Storyteller” were featured in Photography Atelier 20 at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, in September 2014.
Verrier’s commissions include images of abandoned historic landmark buildings located throughout the Northeast: Sibley’s in Rochester, NY, The Knitting Mill in Fall River, The Counting House in Lowell, Woolworth in Haverhill and Worcester Vocational High School in Worcester, where twenty-two of her images are installed in the artfully restored Voke Lofts. Her fine art prints are included in both private and corporate collections.
Verrier is the founder of Third Rail Strategies, a business and marketing consulting practice serving emerging companies, and the co-author of the book Collaboration, with architect Barry Svigals, FAIA.
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