Marcy Palmer’s work circles around themes of home, beauty, nature, and science. Her work has been exhibited at The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Vermont Center for Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA), The Wichita Falls Museum of Art, The Watershed Media Centre (UK), and other venues. Marcy’s work won Gold in the Fine Art, Abstract category of the PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2016 awards. Her work was also a finalist in the Fine Art Category for the 7th Edition of the Julia M Cameron Awards and recently won a Director’s Award at the Center for Fine Art Photography for the “Wonder” exhibition. Marcy has an MFA in Photography & Related Media from the School of Visual Arts and a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College. She currently resides in Dallas, TX.
Flora is an exploration of beauty as an antidote for personal and political crisis. Writer and philosopher John O’Donohue states, “I think that beauty is not a luxury, but that it embodies the heart and reminds us of the infinity that is within us.” This idea resonates with me and inspired this project. The images are made from plants and flowers gathered locally, photographed, printed on vellum. Hand applied gold leaf, varnish, and wax are then applied to the prints to create a final image. The project take reference from Anna Atkin’s botanical studies as well as an interest in manipulated imagery and materials.
To view more of Marcy Palmer’s work please visit her website.