Botanical Images: Abstract, Pop, and Surreal
Photographic Works on Paper by Victoria Westover
September 11, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Victoria Westover moved to Tucson, AZ in 2003. She is currently a producer of films and film events, film programming, and digital arts.
"As a photographic artist trained in the 1970s, the switch from film and gelatin silver prints to digital photography was an emotionally difficult one for me, but I came to find that an iPhone allows me great creative freedom. Much of my early photography was black and white documentary work (gelatin silver prints). Over the past couple of years, I have created new work that is radically different from what I had done before. Living in Tucson, I am currently drawn to making mostly botanical, landscape, and abstract imagery. With an iPhone camera I experienced the same excitement of discovery that I felt when I first used a paint brush as a child and first picked up a camera as a teenager."
Victoria received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. One can enjoy her works in the collections of the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress, and she has exhibited throughout Baltimore, including the Maryland Art Place, and Washington, D.C. She was honored to be included as part of a travelling exhibit carefully selected by the Curator of Photography, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and as part of the Gomez Gallery in Baltimore. The Tucson Botanical Gardens is honored to host Victoria's first one-person show in Tucson.