From an article in the Bangor Daily News
Ramona du Houx’s fine art photography has been published by Polar Bear & Company in a book entitled Transformations- Revealing nature’s complex balance, containing 36 original works.
Du Houx uses the camera with a painter’s eye. She has exhibited internationally. In Japan she is represented by Gallery Storks of Tokyo.
“It’s unique,” said Gallery Storks owner Takafumi Suzuki. “We are honored to represent her and her new form of art.”
The technique she discovered back in 1979 in New York uses movement to create a sense of wonder through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. Everything within the viewfinder becomes more visibly interconnected, when objects merge with the motion of the camera, as the image, the “lightgraph,” is taken.
“Sometimes when people look deeply into these images, they relax and find a tranquil place in the soul, as one would by taking time to be at peace in nature. At other times, the photographs can refresh, excite, and energize one’s soul, as if one were standing by a waterfall. The images have been said to be dreamlike, healing, Zen meditative, and thought provoking.
“Through, Transformations, I hope to connect viewers with nature’s magic by revealing her complex balance,” said photographic fine artist Ramona du Houx.
Polar Bear & Company
FULL ARTIST STATEMENT:
Many Native Americans continue to believe that everything and everyone is connected. It is that interconnectedness that helps to make us whole. Through photography I have found light expresses that reality in unique ways. I try to bring the beauty and mystery of nature to viewers by amplifying this essence. That mystery can be transformational.
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote that you can’t step into the same river, twice. Today, most of us are too busy to contemplate how much nature’s motion surrounds or is within us, always changing. We don’t normally see how interconnected rhythms of nature are a part of us. Nowadays, too many of us tend to take nature’s continual dance of life for granted.
Scientists, innovators, and inventors throughout history took the time to observe nature and her connective rhythms. But now society plugs us into the Internet, and while that can open doors, sometimes too much of being Internet-connected disconnects us from the mysteries of the natural world that are transformational. I want to help show how nature’s interconnectedness can lead us to discoveries about our world and ourselves.
Sometimes when people look deeply into these images, they relax and find a tranquil place in the soul, as one would by taking time to be at peace in nature. At other times, the photographs can refresh, excite, and energize one’s soul, as if one were standing by a waterfall. The images have been said to be dreamlike, healing, Zen meditative, and thought provoking.
Through Transformations, I hope to connect viewers with nature’s magic by revealing her complex balance.
– Ramona du Houx
Ramona has been creating “lightgraphs” for over 35 years and is represented by Gallery Storks in Tokyo, Japan and Gallery Insights of Solon, Maine. And is a member of the Maine Artist Collective.