Digitally composed photographs
Using a technique of seamless digital collage, I create imagery that is at once familiar and mysterious, enchanting and disorienting. Scale, color, texture, and juxtaposition compete and coalesce to transform the ordinary into fictional vignettes. Through aesthetic seduction and subversion, my works become visual Venus flytraps, worlds of beauty interwoven with moments of surprise and discomfort.
This body of work was produced during a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
The production of this work was supported by a University of Missouri Research Board grant.
All images © Kati Toivanen