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Fawn Rogers is a Los Angeles, CA based photographer who’s “Visible Light” series is comprised of images created by natural light projected through purified water. Each image represents just a few millimeters of light, substantially enlarged. The works are not color enhanced or manipulated.
Fawn describes her work by saying, “Several years ago, during a period of deep depression, I was in a Buddhist monastery in Northern Thailand, where I abstained from reading, writing, or doing anything other than practice to be present. After 30 days of silence, I began to have really fantastic dreams, and dreamt of an entirely new spectrum, filled with different colors than I had ever experienced. When I woke, my feeling of excitement remained. I began to use my eyes in a new way, to experience sight more fully, and could see a profusion of colors in everything around me. I felt as if the exploring child in me, content and full of wonder, became alive again. For several years, I thought about this experience, but was finally inspired to create these pieces after visiting convalescent homes in Los Angeles. Moved by the loneliness and sadness in these places, I remembered those times in my life when I did not want to be alive. I felt inspired to create something bright, serene, and deeply connected to nature. These pieces capture what I found.