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Julia McLemore is an artist and educator, living and working in Columbus, OH. Her work is in a number of collections, including the Yale University’s Peter Palmquist Collection, the Columbus Museum of Art (Ohio), Scott’s Miracle Gro, Metro Health Systems (Ohio) and the Springfield Museum of Art (Ohio).
She holds a B.A. from Miami University, Ohio in English Literature. She also holds a B.F.A. degree from the Columbus College of Art & Design and an M.F.A. degree from The Ohio State University.
My work explores life and change–with an added “phoenix” outcome of beauty, humor, motion and dance.
Titles include the words float, dance, window, shrine, and stand.
These are not “advertising flowers.” They aren’t perfect; you see wrinkles, visible grime, veins, disease and brown spots. Natural fibers, breaks and smears are allowed to come through.
The work takes shape year-round—I grow many of the plants myself or collect them, often aging the plants and flowers in my studio.
I originally worked with darkroom photograms; prints made by shining light directly through objects onto sensitized paper. Now the work is digital. The original plants—sometimes just an inch or two across—come to new life on my computer screen.
It allows me to study the smallest details of flowers and plants, revealing the flower or leaf’s interior space. The final exhibition prints are oversize, and colorful…magnified many times the size of the original.