/ 2020 / Nature / Water

A Memory of Water

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Water
  • Photographer
    Michela Griffith
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Shallow water; light through leaves throws sparks. Slow the shutter, hold the camera still, discover nature’s mark-making. Specular highlights come and go, tracing hydrological flow across the sensor. Our own memories, perpetually rewritten, prompt me to consider how these moments can be represented. Photography is a process of exclusion: here I ask What else can I take away? Selection, contrast and reversal provoke reassessment of subject, figure and ground. All that remains is the light, tracing the ways taken by the water. A memory. A memory of water.

In some parts water is but a memory.

Michela Griffith’s abstract images celebrate the beauty and diversity of water in motion, and its ever changing interaction with light, land and season. This ‘Liquid Light’ has also inspired her to experiment with movement in and through the landscape. By working locally she has developed a clear vision and a distinctive style. Michela’s individual interpretations of water have led to a number of solo exhibitions.

"The river has been my conduit: it has sharpened my vision, given me permission to experiment and continues to introduce me to new ways of seeing.”