NFCC Hardee Center for the Arts
On Exhibit NOW | Meet the Artist Reception March 31, 2014 @ 11 p.m.
First Coast Reflections by Mary Atwood
Mary Atwood: Artist Statement March 2014
Mary Atwood is a fine art photographer based in Jacksonville, Florida. Her
artistic approach is based on the idea that the image I produce with the camera
is only a starting point, and that the ultimate destination for each image is a
unique journey to be explored.
The artwork she creates is her attempt to express “her vision” – a visual
manifestation of lessons learned from what she sees in the world around her.
She believes that there is a significant difference
between looking and seeing; looking is an instinctive act, while truly
“seeing” is much more of a skill. She also believes that every person
“sees” things from a unique perspective, which is influenced by their
own life experiences.
Atwood's challenge as a photographer is to see, but her challenge as an
artist lies in creating works which give the viewer an opportunity to
share what she see.
Much of her work has a personal story attached to it. She is sometimes
able to put that story into a single word – a “visual verb” which
describes what she is hoping to express with that particular image.
Frequent topics for her work would include love, family, nature, and
Gallery Hours - Hardee Center for the Arts (Bldg. 11)
SPRING TERM 2014:
- Mondays 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
- Tuesdays/Thursdays: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. & 3:30-4:30 p.m.
HARDEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS