Grace Berge

With an absolute love for nature and a background in art therapy and observation, I combine my passions for photography, discovery, and exploration to create imagery. 

The specifics and details of what I observe blend together in my mind’s eye, and it is that blending, that compilation and abstraction of specific moments, that I hope to capture in my current body of work.  If I had to put words to it, I might call it “post-modern neo-impressionism”, but what it really amounts to is a combining and softening of environment and time into images that I hope encompass many moments, many thoughts, many feelings.

The images I create – in-camera, sans digital manipulation – simplify what the bare eye sees, turning it into what we perceive when we look with a softer gaze, observing the essence rather than the specifics.   It is a kind of minimalism, a reduction into sheer line, color, and movement, that represents something unclear which nevertheless feels familiar and recognizable.

My photographs may take the viewers into an ethereal, tranquil, otherworldly place, one that prompts us to question our assumptions and find new answers.

It is my sincere hope that these images inspire others to look more deeply into our natural world, to find in it, as I do, serenity and healing.