Jaime Johnson April 13 – May 10, 2015

Jamie Johnson’s photographic series Untamed chronicles the intimate relationship of a “wild woman” and her surrounding natural environment.

Chair, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Chair, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

The woman wears the bones, branches, butterflies, and flora of her world and treads with the animals, both dead and living.

Bone Dress, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Bone Dress, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

The monochrome of Johnson’s photographs shifts focus from potentially colorful landscapes and figures to patterns, textures, and the relationships of forms within the images.

Animal Tracking, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Animal Tracking, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Printed on fragile Japanese Kitakata paper, the photographs also maintain a translucent, ethereal quality.

Water Snake, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Water Snake, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Simultaneously, Untamed reflects upon the forms, the impermanence, and the interconnectedness of nature’s life.

Rest, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Rest, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Jamie Johnson is an MFA student in photography at Louisiana Tech University, where she is also an Instructor of Record in photography. She exhibits nationally.