Crocker Art Museum
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Silent Auction 2023

Wed, May 10, 2023 04:00PM EDT - Sun, Jun 4, 2023 04:00PM EDT
Lot 288

FAB SOWA-DOBKOWSKI, Portrait of Wildflower: Shooting Star

Estimate: $315 - $385

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Fab Sowa-Dobkowski
Portrait of Wildflower: Shooting Star
Digital photograph printed on glossy fuji crystal archive paper
10 x 8 in.
Fair market value: $350

Fabienne (Fab) Sowa–Dobkowski is a California-based, self-taught photographer with a PhD in Art History. With sensibilities deeply rooted in the fine-arts traditions, her photography reverses the anthropocentric perspective of the art genres to portray the transient and illustrate the interconnectivity of humanity and nature. She organizes her pictures into thoughtful series to promote environmental awareness through aesthetic perceptions. The series “Portrait of a Wildflower” aims at emulating bust portraits. The leading inspiration of the compositions draws from the Flemish Primitives painters who embraced static compositions, apparent naturalism combined with subtle symbolism. The oval shape framing the subjects and the black wooden frame are part of the compositions. The selection of the wildflowers and their photographic capture in the field can present unforeseen challenges. Nonetheless, the series is growing one wildflower at a time.

Overall Dimensions
Height: 10.00
Width: 8.00

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