This email marks the second edition of our Artist Digest .
Once a week, we focus our attention on the work of a single artist, bringing you a carefully curated mix of content that invites you to explore their practice in depth.
Today's Digest spotlights innovative photo artist Meghann Riepenhoff , whose vivid blue cyanotypes record the play of waves, rain, and ice with poetic beauty.
About the Artist
Born in Atlanta, GA, Meghann Riepenhoff is an artist based in Bainbridge Island, WA and San Francisco, CA. She creates cyanotypes in collaboration with the landscape: By draping paper along the shore, across branches, or under snow, Riepenhoff invites the elements to inscribe themselves onto her materials. The resulting works evoke the natural world at its most sublime. Part of a new generation of photographers who are reinvigorating processes overlooked in our digital age, Riepenhoff's work has been exhibited and collected by several important US institutions. In 2018, Riepenhoff was honored with a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for her highly inventive, wholly unique practice.

Meghann Riepenhoff in Conversation with Emily Lambert

Interview with Meghann Riepenhoff
by McNair Evans

Meghann Riepenhoff
Ice #78 (29-34℉, Big Creek, WA 03.09.20) , 2020
Unique Dynamic Cyanotype
42 x 88 inches
Meghann Riepenhoff
Littoral Drift #1292 (Hudson River, NY, 04.28.19, Buried in Swash Zone Mud, Flow Tide Waves , 2019
Unique Dynamic Cyanotype
21 x 42 inches
Meghann Riepenhoff
Littoral Drift #1112 (Great Salt Lake, UT, 08.25.18, Current on Shoreline Slope of Antelope Island Causeway) , 2018
Unique Dynamic Cyanotype
42 x 88 inches
Meghann Riepenhoff
Ecotone #531 (Bainbridge Island, WA 10,30.18, Draped on 4x4, Gutter Overflow and Precipitation) , 2018
Unique Dynamic Cyanotype
88 x 42 inches
Meghann Riepenhoff
Ecotone #636 (Bainbridge Island, WA, Exposure Date Unknown, Draped + Resist, Showers) , 2019
Unique Dynamic Cyanotype
60 x 60 x 2 inches
Studio Visit
"I started creating cyanotypes in the ocean, but my work has evolved to include all kinds of groundwater, waterfalls, precipitation, and ice. In my work, I physically engage with the environment, as elements from the landscape inscribe themselves into the photo-chemistry. I've often described the prints as fingerprints of a place and a moment. All of the details of place impact the details of the image. I want the work to serve as a point of connection, a starting place to think about how we relate to our environment.

I'm completely in love with the unpredictability of working in the environment—when my process, the landscape, and the weather surprise me. That's the joy of collaborating with the environment—just embracing chance and wildness."
Critic's Corner
" Littoral Drift Delivers Chaos with a Dash of Control"
by Roula Seikaly

Artist's Picks
"Last week I joined D-Nice's party on Instagram —there were over 70,000 people there! What I love about tuning in is the sense that we're all together, even when we're physically separate. Dancing is an incredible way to move energy, get present, and boost spirits."

This is Chance!
The Shaking of an All-American City,
A Voice That Held it Together
by Jon Mooallem
"It is so right on for this moment—about how a town holds together amidst natural disaster. Jon is a brilliant voice, always blending poignancy with a dash of humor to keep things deliverable. I read anything he writes."
"I admire boldness in life and in art. Most days I come by my processes quite naturally, and other days I have to force myself out into a cold rainstorm. I feel better when I make art, so I keep going, whatever the outcome."
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