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GRACE DINES

Grace Dines alters the visual perception of nature through her innovative process, beginning with her fascination for out-of-focus photography that inspired abstract botanical creations using powder pigment on paper. Her work encourages viewers to reevaluate their perspective and appreciate the ambiguous forms of nature by obscuring her subjects to highlight their basic forms rather than literal representations. Using photography as a tool for abstraction, Grace experiments with depth of field, shutter speed, and focus to transform visual experiences of nature. The transition from photography to paper involves layering powder pigments to achieve a textured, intimate effect, emphasizing tactile awareness and enhancing the intricate aesthetic of the materials. Her artworks, straddling the line between paintings and drawings, embody a unique hybrid form.

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