May 8, 2008 - February 8, 2009
Dramatic black and white images of single leaves by New York photographer Amanda Means are a monument to the remarkable diversity and beauty of nature's botanical forms. These detailed blow-ups, some printed as large as 38 x 46 inches, were created by using the leaf itself as a photographic negative. The immediacy of the process gives the images an eerie intensity and adds to their compelling beauty.
Raised in rural upstate New York, Means has lived and worked in Manhattan and Woodstock, New York, for 25 years. She is a graduate of Cornell University with an MFA from SUNY Buffalo. Her work is held in the collections of numerous museums and has been exhibited widely in the US, as well as in London, Madrid, and Jerusalem.
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