ITEM 24: "Through the Wine Glass" by Wayne Swanson
Through the Wine Glass, 2020, Through The Drinking Glass Series Wayne Swanson Media: Archival Pigment Print Print Size: 8"x10" Framed 12"x14" Valued: $300 Starting Bid: $100
Artist Bio: Wayne Swanson is a fine art photographer based in San Diego who likes to find the wonder in the ordinary. It could be anything from the sculptural beauty of freeway interchanges to the unexpected shadows cast by wine glasses and bottles. His interests range from shapes and forms, architecture, and landscapes to the highly personal. He is drawn to imagery related to time, memory, atmosphere, a sense of place, and a subtle sense of humor. Then he finds a means of presentation that suits his subject. That could mean single images, composites, or grids. The output could be analog or digital prints, Polaroids, image transfers, or 3 dimensional objects. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and his career has included writing and photography for publications and corporate clients. His photography has been exhibited widely in galleries, fine art publications, and the photobook California Love. As a writer, he is a contributing editor to PhotoBook Journal.
Artist Statement: Through the Wine Glass is part of my series Through the Drinking Glass, which uses glass vessels to explore the interplay of light and shadow and line and form. Photographing the objects from above in bright sunlight reveals shapes and patterns that constantly change with the angle and intensity of the sun. Shadows of upright vessels reveal unseen lines and imperfections. Shadows of vessels on their side provide a 3-D effect, like an exploded diagram.