Ursula Maria Mayer
About the piece
„MétARTmorphoses“ is an interdisciplinary multidimensional work of art presenting the aesthetic metamorphosis and interplay of natural and living plants including leaves, flowers, and cactus into a vegetation-like but artificial landscape by interacting visual and musical transformation processes. As the presentation of natural scenes evokes immediate connotations of the impressionist era, the piano composition part is based on inspirations of impressionist features such as special timbristic colourings expressing the pictorial qualities of the photographs. These inspirations are collage-like integrated into a Contemporary musical setting reflecting tonally the visual collage emerging out of the artificialization process with its particular lighting and multiple exposure techniques. An introductory sequence of sonorous chord columns creating a dense atmosphere by the resonance of shimmering overtones demonstrates the apparently static still life of the ”leaf scenery“. A fine melodic theme appearing above the foundation of this floating sound layer leads to extensive vertical and horizontal evolutions in the form of multiple rhythmic, timbristic and harmonic proliferations involving the keyboard`s complete range and illustrating the beginning of the polydimensional conversion. Recurring fragments of this melodic motif fitted into the Contemporary soundscape are reminisciences of the „natural“, original state of the leaves within the framework of the progressively artificialized visual „leaf-cape“. Stinging dynamical accents correlate to special photographic effects whereas floating rhythms correspond to the running colours of the computational water-painting technique. Extremely subtle tonal colorations reconcile both visual and musical colour dimensions. The metamorphosis is perfected by delicate, punctual sounds - the fine art leaves are born. Every image of this series is available for sale as part of a limited edition of 5 prints (Format A1: 1200 USD, format A2: 900 USD, format A3+: 750 USD. Additional shipping costs: 10 - 30 USD). Please also have a look at the other images of this series!
About the artist
Ursula Maria Mayer enjoys life in Zurich, Switzerland and takes photographs in the entire world. The process of creating images is an individual and unique approach for her to experience and to explore the "real" world (or whatever the real world means to her). The occupation with reality and its different perceptions usually leads her quickly to imagine many different speculative universes, which she can make up or, sometimes even more interesting, which her camera is able to observe. She finds it very fascinating to experiment with new views and perceptions, various compositions methods, photography techniques and retouching possibilities. She obtained several awards and is exhibiting her work in different countries. It is a pleasure for her to share her artistic processes and images with you on her website www.ursulamariamayer.com.