Nancy V. Ridenour

I am a digital photographer, who focuses on three main themes, flowers, Florida Birds, and montages of the cement sculptures that rise from the earth in the Cornell Arboretum. I have also enjoyed photographing bridges and architecture in Manhattan and transposing them into abstract interpretations of the originals.  More recently, I have photographed animals living in zoos and raptors in rehab.

I particularly enjoy the detail revealed in flowers using macro lenses.  Each flower has its own character, some soft and comforting, others bold and assertive. I prefer photographing the flowers on a black background so the flower itself is highlighted in the final image.

In the winter, I pursue Florida birds, mainly in their natural habitats but also at raptor fests.  With telephoto lenses, I have been able to capture details of their anatomy and various behaviors. Each bird has its own characteristics and displays them in daily life processes.

I have been drawn to the strength of the Cornell Arboretum cement sculptures, their size, their presence and their ability to change the landscape. I have always been inspired by Picasso’s Cubism and sculptures.  When I start to manipulate my digital images, I consider space, energy, line, texture, and light.  I grow the final composition from photographic fragments that echo carefully selected portions of the original sculptures. I strive to build a new and abstracted version of that sculpture.

 
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Contact

346 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-257-2654
607-351-9005 (cell)

Nridenour@twcny.rr.com

nancyridenourartist@gmail.com

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 Look for new from Nancy each month at the gallery in the Salon. Nancy and Marian Van Soest will show together in the main gallery in August 2019.

Look for new from Nancy each month at the gallery in the Salon. Nancy and Marian Van Soest will show together in the main gallery in August 2019.


Cement Sculpture Abstract 6a

Cement Sculpture Abstract 24

Great White Egret

Manhattan Abstract

Naples Zoo lion

Wood Stork

Osprey

Peonies on Black

Cement Sculpture Abstract 2

Barred Owl

Bridezilla Dahlia on Black

Lotus in Pond