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The NUCA building is CLOSED to the public until further notice. Please visit our online classes and exhibition offerings until we're able to come back together.

The NUCA building is CLOSED to the public until further notice. Please visit our online classes and exhibition offerings until we're able to come back together.

The NUCA building is CLOSED to the public until further notice. Please visit our online classes and exhibition offerings until we're able to come back together.

The NUCA building is CLOSED to the public until further notice. Please visit our online classes and exhibition offerings until we're able to come back together.

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Young Waterlily Leaves in the Sky

Digital Photography

Linda Grashoff

Artist Statement: 

Although I have worked in other media, my practice currently focusses on photography. I photograph to affirm, honor, and praise what lies before me. Considering the material world sacred, I strive to reveal my reverence for it in my work.

Photography is especially suited to this task. It is a process where a product emerges from corporeal fact: as light reflects off matter to make impressions on chemical emulsion or digital sensors, it results in a product on paper or other medium, including a computer screen. The photographer’s participation, though necessary, is secondary.

My special interest is in the biofilms and precipitates created by iron-breathing bacteria in Ohio’s Vermilion River. Over the years I have spent most of my camera time in public parks, photographing evidence of these microbes and other aspects of nature. Living at Kendal at Oberlin during the coronavirus pandemic, however, I am not able to travel outside our little locked-down retirement community except for medical appointments. So, I have taken to photographing the Kendal grounds. This new habit has proven to offer a richer experience than I had imagined it could.

Bio:

Linda Grashoff completed a formal career as an editor, writer, and photojournalist, in 2001 leaving the staff of Oberlin College to spend her days making visual art.

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