Art Exhibition – Sydney artist creates amazing series of surreal and whimsical images using food

March 14, 2014   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) Sydney northern beaches artist, Carrie Webster, will be presenting a solo exhibition of stunning new work at the Angel Restaurant in Freshwater, Sydney, from March 31st to May 4th 2014. The pieces for the exhibition will comprise of a series of unique digital images that incorporate the use of fruit and vegetables, forming part of her latest series "Darkness & Light". The images are whimsical dreamscapes, with elements of darkness that borrow from both mythology and fairy tales. Captured through contrasting visual components, the series conjure stories interwoven with a combination of playful and quirky characters that contrast with elements of darkness and mystery.

Each image tells a unique tale, and each contains at least one type of fruit or vegetable that has been transformed into sometimes unrecognisable objects. The artist created the series to explore the presence of opposing forces in both our universal experiences and in our personal worlds. The series is all about story telling through compelling visuals weaved amongst haunting and surreal landscapes and unusual characters. The aim is to engage the viewer and provoke deeper reflection on the possible range of narratives occurring within each image.

Carrie photographs all the individual elements for her images and then uses Photoshop to create stories with them. Some images may take a day to complete, and some may take a couple of months. "The images, while telling a story, capture elements of opposing forces, such as darkness and light, good and evil, fear and courage" says artist Carrie Webster of her latest series. "These opposite elements are made all the more intriguing when the viewer recognizes that the characters or landscape elements are made from vegetables!"

Carrie's work has also been selected as part of the Sydney Headon Photo Festival 2014 which runs from May 12th for a month across various venues around Sydney. You can stay updated on this by connecting with Carrie's Facebook page, and also you can visit her website for more information.

The opening night for the exhibition is Wednesday April 9th from 79pm at the Angel Restaurant. If you would like to attend on the night please email carrie@artfolio.com.au to RSVP before April 1st. Numbers are limited.

About Artist Carrie Webster
Carrie Webster works and lives in Sydney, Australia. Her recent work has been selected as finalist art work in a number of online photographic and art competitions, and more recently her work has been selected to be part of the Sydney Headon festival in May. Carrie currently works full-time as a UX specialist in IT. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at COFA in her early twenties, and has since worked in the field of graphic and web design. Along the way, she has always been creating and working on personal art projects on the side in conjunction with her professional life.

You can see Carrie's work here:
www.artfolio.com.au
http://500px.com/CarrieWebster
http://www.flickr.com/photos/carrieduay/
https://www.facebook.com/carriewebsterartist

Contact: Carrie Webster
carrie@artfolio.com.au
Mob: 0409 452 236
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