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Beach Fog with Tree Root
OAC IdentifierTRO: 81-18
TitleBeach Fog with Tree Root
Artwork DescriptionA black and white photographic exploration of nature and light. The view is of beachfront, with incoming ocean waves, sandy hills and fog in the background, and driftwood at the forefront.
Description on ObjectClaire Trotter; beach fog with tree root; state printing
Artist Statement…Fixed photography is a very sensitve medium able to communicate the many nuances of nature. It is this exploration of nature & light that is especially fullfilling. (Trotter, 1980)
LC SubjectComposition (Photography)
Outdoor photography
Nature photography
Photography of water
Landscape photography
AAT Subjectart photography
black-and-white photography
nature photography
CreatorTrotter, Claire
About the ArtistClaire Trotter is a native of the Pacific Northwest and livesin Eugene, Oregon. She acquired her basic skills in photography while apprenticed to a commercial photographer in Chicago. Her photographs are a kind of visual haiku. In a simple statement these pictures can suggest realities beond ordinary perception. Her subject is usually nature, celebrating natural light and shadow on rocks, reeds, sand, driftwood, ice, leaves, things we usually pass without seeing. She Works mainly in black and white, using Linhof, Leica and Alpa cameras, and is intensely involved in the entire photographic process from compostion through printing. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe, has been published in hournals devoted to the arts, and is represented in both public and private collections. (attributed to Alan G. Artner, Chicago Tribune, date unknown--from materials in project binder)
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Award Date(s)1980
Installation Date1981
Artwork Measurements15 x 20 inches
Materials/Techniquemounted on all rag museum board
Source Formatslide
Artwork SiteSalem Oregon. State Printing Plant
Locationwest wall, lobby
Site Address550 Airport Rd. S. E., Salem Oregon
CountyMarion County, Oregon
Image Processing HistoryMaster tiff image captured at 4000 pixels across the long edge using SilverFast AI 6.0 software. Digital images in tiff format are archived and saved. Adobe Photoshop CS2 used to reorient and crop image, set and neutralize shadow and highlight points, adjust levels, contrast and sharpen as needed. Second production tiff saved. Color profile converted from Adobe RGB (1998) to sRGB IEC61966-2.1, resolution revised to 125 pixels, resize longer dimension to 875 pixels; save display jpeg at quality level 6.
RightsCopyright is retained by the artist or author. All rights reserved.
ContributorsUniversity of Oregon Libraries; Oregon Arts Commission
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
Digital Collection TitleUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Oregon Public Percent for Art Digital Collection.
Contributing InstitutionContributing Institution
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