Wilda Gerideau-Squires is known for a style of photography that includes abstract images created through the interplay of fabric and light, as well as her poignant photographs of women. Her photographs have been exhibited in the United States and Europe, and she has received numerous national and international awards for her images. In 2008, Women In Photography International named her among the world’s most Distinguished Women Photographers.
In this issue, Persimmon Tree pays tribute to her stunning work. With her captivating images of everyday objects like glass, fabric and metal, she elevates her raw material from its conventional context, strips it of its associations and turns it into a pure visual dialogue between textures, forms and light. She uses both film and digital photography.
The resulting abstract images continually remind us that in everything there is an extraordinary element waiting to be discovered and appreciated. We are able to take in their beauty as art objects—but also identify them with their real-world counterparts, thereby gaining a stirring lesson in the unique and enigmatic qualities inherent in commonplace objects.
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