The Society of Bluffton Artists

Jean Macaluso Presents Of Water: Aquascapes photography

The SOBA Featured Art Exhibit Will Run Sept. 5th – Oct. 1st
with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 14th 

This body of work is about the calming properties of water as a natural power. The beauty and majesty that surrounds its many forms have made it a symbol of healing and power for cultures around the world. Whether in oceans, lakes, rivers, or bays, water provides endless opportunities to realize the mystical nature of these aquascapes.

Through these images, I hope to provide you with the opportunity to ponder what water means to you. Whether as a symbol of hope and healing, or one of beauty and change, we cannot deny the impact that water had, has, and will have on our lives. Art gifts us with a chance to review things that we tend to gloss over as we go about our day. It is my desire that my artwork is that chance to discover your own meaning in what is so often overlooked.

Jean graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a degree in Art and Art History. She has a passion for photography with a special interest in the black and white process both traditional and digital. Other interests include painting, wheel thrown pottery, hand-built pottery, and clay sculpture. Her artwork can be found in the United States, France, and the Netherlands in collegiate, private collections and doctor’s offices.

As a Fine Art Photographer Jean uses many different cameras, from old or “toy” cameras to digital ones, to produce her images. She uses modern technology to print them digitally. Using this hybrid method allows her to use old methods to capture the image and modern technology to print it. Together this produces the look and feel that appeals to her aesthetically in black and white.

Working in color Jean captures nature’s essence by presenting visual beauty through a still moment in time providing the viewer with a simple, vivid, and direct experience.