Nancy Burson: Seeing and Believing: The art of Nancy Burson

Nancy Burson: Seeing and Believing: The art of Nancy Burson
Library Shelf Location 18.BURS
Publication Date 2002
Description Seeing and Believing Nancy Burson Burson's catalogued work can be divided into three distinct phases. Between 1979 and 1991 she created computer-generated images of fantastical faces: composites, aged portraits, and digitally manipulated facial anomalies. From 1991 to 1995 she made photographic portraits of what she calls "special faces," children and adults whose appearances have been altered by disease, nature, or circumstance. Frrom 1996 to the present, she has been engaged in a range of projects that interlace her natural penchant for the fantastical, her paradoxical relationship with science, and an awareness of the spiritual connections between all living things. In each of these bodies of work, Burson has gone against the grain of technological change. Her early work with computers preceded her later "straight" photography, whereas many photographers have in recent years integrated the computer into their image-making process. Her current production combines these two strategies, with a twist.
ISBN 9780931885037
Quantity 1
Pages 174 Pages
Authors Terrie Sultan, Lynn Gumpert, Michael L Sand
Format Hardback
Publisher Twin Palms Publishing, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Related Artist Nancy Burson
Categories Photography, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Portraits
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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