Photography As Abstract: Fourteen Images


Wilda Gerideau-Squires is known for a style of photography that includes abstract images created through the interplay of fabric and light, as well as her poignant photographs of women. Her photographs have been exhibited in the United States and Europe, and she has received numerous national and international awards for her images. In 2008, Women In Photography International named her among the world’s most Distinguished Women Photographers.

In this issue, Persimmon Tree pays tribute to her stunning work. With her captivating images of everyday objects like glass, fabric and metal, she elevates her raw material from its conventional context, strips it of its associations and turns it into a pure visual dialogue between textures, forms and light. She uses both film and digital photography.

The resulting abstract images continually remind us that in everything there is an extraordinary element waiting to be discovered and appreciated. We are able to take in their beauty as art objects—but also identify them with their real-world counterparts, thereby gaining a stirring lesson in the unique and enigmatic qualities inherent in commonplace objects.

(Click onto each image below to make it larger.)


Flutes

 

 


Abstract I

 


Southwest Abstract I

 


Blue Abstract X

 


Spiral

 


Abstract VI

 


Red Abstract

 


Aquatic Life

 


Puzzle

 


Iris Abstract

 

 

Bark Series III

 


Yellow Abstract VIII

 


Staff of Life

 


Solar Abstract

Wilda Gerideau Squires' photographs are included in the Peter E. Palmquist Collection at Yale University's Beinecke Library, the State House Office Building in Boston and numerous private collections in the United States and Canada. She is a graduate of the College of DuPage. Her professional affiliations include the Cambridge Art Association, London Photographic Association, Pen and Brush, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. She is a resident artist at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, also in Lowell.

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