Entry Title: "Stille"
Name: Wendy Given , United States
Category and Expertise: Still Life, Non-Professional
Entry Description: Wendy Given's production of uncanny contemporary photography stems from a profound interest and practice guided by natural philosophy, history, folklore, myth and magic—magic as a term meant to conjure the notion of the interconnectedness of all life forces. Given additionally possesses a keen sensibility in observing, documenting and seamlessly merging the natural with the otherworldly—or seemingly supernatural. Nature is prescribed as a foundation of power, verity and mystery in Given's work—both intelligible and arcane. She gives significant credence to the animals, rocks, plants, earth, water and heavens—the known (the familiar), the unfamiliar and the essential.