Marianna Chambard 4/4–4/8

Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

Sanctuary: Into the Woods

Warm sunlight breaking through branches, washes my face. The sound of the wind rustling through the trees, I exist in a place of comfort. The beauty of light filtering through leaves even as they hang dying in the midst of changing season hint only at returning with even more perfection.

This series of large-scale photographs has been evolving and represents a new direction, culminating in the understanding that the natural world is a place of sanctuary, of escape. In this world, the women are nymph-like in their appearance as I wish I could be. For me, nature is a refuge where who I am or what I look like does not matter. The worries that I shoulder, the damages of daily life, slowly wash away as I travel deeper and deeper into the woods.

–Marianna Chambard


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