Artwork Description

Deep Blue Pool

Dimensions: 37.5 x 25.5″
Year: 2018
Media: photograph printed on 100% Italian
cotton rag paper, with satin UV lamination,
mounted to dibond, in shadow box frame

This is the neighborhood pool from my childhood – I spent many summers there. For me the images are about nostalgia for something lost, memory, and fantasy. This image is about consciousness, the subconscious and the unconscious or unknowable self.

Natalie Christensen’s photography is an extension of her practice as a psychotherapist. Breaking down her environment into simple compositional elements, she is able to find sublime beauty in places mostly left hidden and ignored.

Natalie Christensen is a photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is a frequent contributor to online contemporary and fine art photography magazines, has won several regional awards and shown work in the U.S. and internationally including London, Dusseldorf, New York and Los Angeles. She is one of five invited photographers for the exhibition The National 2018: Best of Contemporary Photography at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and has recently been named one of “Ten Photographers to Watch” by the Los Angeles Center of Digital Art. In addition to pursuing her interests in art and design, Natalie has worked as a psychotherapist for over 25 years and has been particularly influenced by the work of depth psychologist, Carl Jung. This influence is evidenced in her photographs, as shadows and psychological metaphors are favored subjects.

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