Sunflowers Study No.6 (7:57PM + 8:08PM)
Photo collage on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
14.5 x 15 inches
Fiona Freemark is a photo-based artist who lives and works in Toronto. She graduated with a BA Honours in Studio Art from McMaster University in 2012. Her work has been included in the Snap! Live Auction (2015/2016/2019) and Art with Heart Auction for Casey House (2017/2019). In 2018 Fiona was selected to participate in the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program at Fool’s Paradise, supported by the Ontario Heritage Trust. She is represented in Toronto by Dianna Witte Gallery.
This hand-cut photo collage is an observation of sunset in the artist's studio. The work is composed of the same sunflowers photographed repeatedly over one evening. In each work of this evolving series, one photograph is cut and collaged onto a second taken at a different moment - the collaged shapes inspired by the sunflowers within. These works were created in the summer and fall of 2020, during a period of relative quiet and solitude. With uncertainties abound, Fiona turned her focus to that which is comforting - flowers from her garden or a nearby shop, and the change of seasons and light in her apartment. These experimental collage works were developed as a slight departure from her usual practice of creating paper cutouts from photographic prints.