Ruth Thorne-Thomsen was born in 1943 in New York and now lives in Philadelphia and Moab, Utah.
In the “Expeditions and Door” series, as well as “Prima Materia” and “Songs of the Sea”, made between 1976 and 1991, the author has utilized the insertion of objects in front of her pin-hole camera, things like plastic and metal toys, ornaments and trinkets. She calls her photos “environmental collage”. The resulting images feel like poems come to life – credible enough to seem real, yet imaginary enough to seem like dreams.
Nela serie “Spedizioni e Porte”, così come “Prima Materia” e “Canzoni del Mare”, realizzate tra il 1976 ed il 1991, l’autrice ha utilizzato l’inserimento di oggetti di fronte la sua camera stenopeica, giocattoli di plastica e metallo, decorazioni e bigiotteria. Lei chiama queste foto “collage ambientali”. Le immagini ottenute sembrano storie che diventano realtà, credibili abbastanza da rembrare reali, ma abbastanza immaginarie da sembrare sogni.
Until Saturday, November 17th, The “Expeditions and Door” series will be exhibited at the LAURENCE MILLER GALLERY in New York, as part of “Two Of a Mind“: photographs by Ray K. Metzker and Ruth Thorne-Thomsen (presently husband and wife).
All images copyright © Ruth Thorne-Thomsen