ELIZABETH ZESCHIN will show photographs from the series ‘FROM MY GARDEN’ with Sandra Higgins Fine Art

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‘From my Garden’….this is Ellie

Ellie Swain

Elizabeth Zeschin

Elizabeth was born in Los Angeles and raised in Northern Oregon, she studied theatre in Boston and Chicago before embarking upon her photographic career in New York City.

The still lifes shown in the exhibition ‘From my Garden’ take inspiration from Dutch 17th Century Still life painting, drawing the eye in close to see images that we might normally shy away from. Isolating her subjects in both natural and studio environments Zeschin provides a realistic rendering of the fragility and temporal nature of the life in her garden. The change in scale and detail attracts the viewer to examine the subject matter  in a different way. No longer is decay something to be brushed aside, now we are shown something of the life that once inhabited the creatures. The portrait “Ellie” inspired by the 19th Cent. Pre-raphaelites shows us a modern Ophelia drowned in her bluebell wood.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in London and New York. Her portraits have been included in the 2003 and 2005 Schweppes Awards, and the 2008 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Shows at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She was included in The 2009 Summer Show at the Royal Academy of Art in London. She has been in both solo and group exhibitions at London’s Chelsea Arts Club . Elizabeth has been exhibited in two joint shows at the Arden and Anstruther Gallery in 2007 and 2009. She has received Merit Awards in the Association of Photographers Awards Show in London and is also included in many photographic collections, including ‘American Photography,’ ‘Eros,’ ‘Graphis Annual’ and the Association Awards Books (London.)