nina bradford
“Avatar of River Mill Dam” by Nina Bradford

Curiosity is a main ingredient to making my art: What will happen if I do this? Sometimes the art piece takes over and I am surprised with the result. In this piece I began with the photographs I took at River Mill. That day I saw circles and spirals everywhere I looked and they were all in motion, generating the electrical power. At the end of that day I went home and was still whirling and twirling, filled up with the spinning I had experienced. I wanted to convey this movement in the collage and found as I puzzled the photos together a being appeared that seemed to take on a life of its own. I played with the image of a "Dam Spirit" living in the river as I collaged the trees, sky and building (windows) around it. It was so much fun to make, so magical.

Medium:   Photo collage w/ink and colored pencil
Size:  36” x 48”



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