Artist Statement

My photography pays homage to my early childhood in Northern Michigan, its visual images and memories.   I have renewed and extended my fascination with these shapes through my images.  I have discovered new connections between the land and water.  I am a firm believer that art is a collaborative work between the audience and the image, and art happens somewhere in the space between.  I prefer not to bias observers with whimsical or abstract titles.  This seems to me this limits the art’s power to be something different for each person—instead of letting the image speak for itself. 

My wish is for you to see these images as other than what they seem to represent.  The images of doors are not just doors.  The images of cars are not just cars.  The images of boats are not just boats.  All of these images are abstractions to one degree or another.  The images come from a part of me that works unconsciously, a part that reaches down into my memories.  They come from that private part of me and I hope that it will touch that part of you as well. 

Leona Webb
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Leona Webb - Photographer
Leona Webb