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RYN CLARKE

Owner Ryn Clarke Fine Art Photography
Home 50 Stonecreek Drive 50 Stonecreek Drive County: Ohio
Chagrin Falls Ohio 44022 United States
Cell Phone: 2168702187 Blog: http://www.rynclarkephotography.com

Bio

Ryn is a visual artist, photographer and educator from Cleveland, Ohio. She embraces both her iPhone and digital SLR cameras and considers it a gift to be able to share what she has learned. Besides lecturing in both beginner and intermediate iPhone workshops around the country, Ryn also experiments with different photographic techniques in her image making, including elaborate nature compositing, photopolymer gravure, encaustic & hand-colored photographic prints. She is on the board of The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio and a past president of the Cleveland Museum of Arts’ affiliate group, Friends of Photography. She is past Zone X Photography Representative for The Garden Club of America. She holds a fine art degree from Marymount University and has exhibited nationally & internationally. Her work is held by private, corporate & medical collections throughout the United States.

Artist Statement

“If you obey the rules, you miss all the fun.” –Katherine Hepburn

Ryn Clarke started creating these photographic composites during the long months of the Covid-19 quarantine. Taking to the woods everyday with her dogs, she began shooting images of the beautiful flora and fauna all around her as one season progressed into another, and then another, etc. Soon these elaborate composites began taking shape within her mind and she began translating them onto the computer screen and then into print.

Isolation can quickly become dark and depressing, so she uses these images to tell a story, creating make-believe landscapes if you will and exaggerates the truth a bit to take the viewer into the scene to begin to fabricate their own story. If you take the time to observe the nuances, you might be able to discover hidden gems within the composites.