“PERENNIAL GUARDIAN” – NEW UNDERWATER HYBRIDS ART WORK RELEASE – CHRISTY LEE ROGERS

Treat every moment in life like it could be the last, and you’ll live in true peace and bliss.  With love to you all… have a beautiful Thursday!Rogers_Perinnial Guardian_sm

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HALF HUMAN, HALF FLOWER – HYBRIDS COLLECTION COMING SOON — BY CHRISTY LEE ROGERS

Half human, half flower…. Rogers new Hybrids collection will make you wonder if it’s possible.

HYBRIDS “Love is like a Flower”Graham’s Fine Art Gallery is thrilled to welcome contemporary artist, Christy Lee Rogers to the gallery this fall for her South African solo debut and new collection HYBRIDS.

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From eternal life to humility and devotion, flowers have had many meanings throughout time. From youth, enlightenment, faith, hope, the divine, beauty, to chastity, fertility, fragility, hope and rebirth; these blossoming fragile creatures are the most beautiful life forms on the planet, and yet one of the most transitory in terms of life span. In her latest underwater collection Hybrids, Rogers creates hybrid human and flower beings, photographed underwater using her rare techniques and style that have gained her International recognition. To encapsulate the feelings and her message into the final works, she then created watercolor and acrylic paintings that she meticulously layered into several of the final images.

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Rogers explains “my favorite quote that was inspiring me along the way was from― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince “She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her…”

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A Beast in a Jungle Article: San Francisco

November 2, 2011

written by John Marcher Read the original article here

I first encountered the stunning photography of Christy Lee Rogers during the Spring Street Art Walk in L.A. a couple of years ago. She was showing her “Sirens” collection- massive ethereal photographs of women taken underwater, they were beautifully alluring and faintly terrifying at the same time. Sirens indeed, they drew a tremendous crowd of admirers and now Rogers’ work is presented in eight galleries worldwide.

This month San Francisco finally gets to see her work- a moment I’ve been waiting for ever since that night in L.A., when the McLoughlin Gallery presents her new collection “Odyssey” this month, beginning Thursday, November 3rd. The panel above is from a triptych titled Sackcloth and Ashes, which promises to be one of the highlights of the show.

With light refraction as the technical foundation of her work, Rogers utilizes the phenomenon of light as it passes from the air, which has a lower optical density, into water, with a higher optical density, to capture in-camera images, without post-production manipulation.
Rogers, who splits her time between Hawaii (where she was born) and Los Angeles, will be in attendance on the opening night. The gallery is at 49 Geary St., open 10:30-6:00, Tues- Sat.