A SEASON AT MONET’S GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT
PHOTOGRAPHS BY CLAUDIA TOUTAIN-DORBEC
From March 7, 2017 through April 25, 2017, the Seaside Public Library will exhibit photographs by Claudia Toutain-Dorbec.
The show is titled “A Season At Monet’s Garden” and will be on display in the Community Room and Foyer.
Beyond his technique, beyond his palette, what Claude Monet brought to Giverny was his vision.
Similarly, beyond her camera, beyond her experience, Claudia Toutain-Dorbec delivers a vision shimmers with lavish creations of color and form.
"Personal, novel, philosophical, poetic" - these are the ways French curator Nicole Zapata-Aubé describes Claudia's work.
The circumstances under which the compositions were gathered and photographed are quite interesting. Claudia only had a few morning hours, one week a month, to gather the gardener’s trimmings, then compose and photograph her pieces. She created her magical arrangements on a black background that make the images appear in three dimensions.
Claudia Toutain-Dorbec became interested in photography in the 1970s. She is a contemporary multi-media artist and author, known mostly for her botanical photographs.
Her work is currently on display in New Mexico and New York.