The first of my favorites from Art Basel Miami Beach...
It's somehow not naff to describe Zipora Fried's works as ethereal. Like the old masters* Fried works in many translucent layers to create a glowing surface. Unlike the old masters, Fried's layers are created with a mouse. Different photographs, of different landscapes, are digitally layered into a single frame.
Unusual for photography, each work is unique. their presentation hints this. Each is printed at a large-scale then mounted and framed without glass - much like the painterly tradition that inspired them.
See her work at On Stellar Rays gallery**
*euro artists working before 1800. think ninja turtles raphael, michelangelo etc.
** fun fact: candice madey opened this gallery only one day before the lehman brothers bankruptcy. ouch.