Digital media artist Dorothy Freudenberg presents Forests and Trees: Mystery and Metaphor opening July 1, from 4-8pm during the First Friday Gallery Walk at Tumalo Art Co in Bend, Oregon.
Dorothy blends photographic images in digital media, creating many layers to create the evocative landscapes of imagination. Well-known for her brilliantly colored poppy compositions, her July show focuses on forests and trees.
“The necessity of our trees and forests on our land and in our collective mythology can not be underestimated. Never more than now we need to value our relationship to our surroundings and treasure the importance of trees in anchoring our physical world as well as their place in our spiritual development and appreciation.”
Dorothy Freudenberg has left the confines of traditional photography and embraced the new digital technologies, producing works that are in a sense, multi-media and with an unlimited range of possibilities, challenging her to continually expand her expressive capabilities. By combining photography with the capabilities of a digital darkroom, working in programs that allow her to build multi-layered pieces, she transforms her factual photography renditions into expressions of internal emotional conditions, with brilliantly-colored, painterly qualities. Years of study in black and white photography have expanded into a new art form, whose tools leave room for a limitless range of possibilities, challenging her to continually engage in experimenting and expanding her expressive capabilities.
Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District. Open seven days a week. 541-385-9144; tumaloartco.com