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Devastating Loves & Transcendent Hatreds : Anne Rabe : Whisper Sweet Nothings 

Abrams Claghorn Shop

Regular price $400.00 Sale

Whisper Sweet Nothings
Archival metallic photo paper face mounted to 1.25' thick acrylic 
10 x 10 inches, 2020

Looking at the natural, mostly botanical, world from an unusual perspective, I not only focus on the details of a subject, but also on the negative space around it. I am interested in organically occurring patterns and shapes; therefore, my photography verges on the abstract or painterly, an illustrative rather than literal medium. Using an iPhone and multiple applications, my method is truly mobile, bringing an immediacy to my work.  I utilize various media and combinations thereof on which to reproduce my images, including aluminum, acrylic, wood, canvas and paper. The image dictates the surface materials I choose in order to create an organic whole. Whisper Sweet Nothings was photographed in the floral department of my local grocery store. The image seemed very sensual and intimate—two florid flowers pressed together—hence the title.  I find creative inspiration everywhere and love the spontaneity of being able to use my phone to interpret my vision.

Based in Lafayette, CA, mobile photographer Anne Morrison Rabe studied art at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Academy of Art, San Francisco.

She began exploring using her digital photographic images in a way that would combine her love of photography with painting and illustration. She studied with a professional photographer/iPhoneographer learning how to use multiple applications to create unique non-literal works. 

The natural world is her studio. She always carries her iPhone with her to spontaneously capture botanically focused images. 

Published in several art books and magazines, her work has been shown in over 40 juried art fairs and shows in New York, Santa Fe, and the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as internationally.  Her limited-edition photographs are displayed by collectors as far afield as New York, Chicago, San Sebastian, Spain, and Maui. She is thrilled to be included in this NCWCA sponsored show at Abrams Claghorn Gallery.