Photography As Abstract: Fourteen Images

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.

(Click onto each image below to make it larger.)




Abstract I


Southwest Abstract I


Blue Abstract X




Abstract VI


Red Abstract


Aquatic Life




Iris Abstract



Bark Series III


Yellow Abstract VIII


Staff of Life


Solar Abstract


Wilda Gerideau Squires' photographs are included in the Peter E. Palmquist Collection at Yale University's Beinecke Library, the State House Office Building in Boston and numerous private collections in the United States and Canada. She is a graduate of the College of DuPage. Her professional affiliations include the Cambridge Art Association, London Photographic Association, Pen and Brush, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. She is a resident artist at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, also in Lowell.

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