“My fine art practice is a visual meditation on the ineffable essence of life. Incorporating the study of Taoism and Zen as well as a survey of scientific research into the subconscious physical and mental responses to visual stimuli (particularly fractal patterns) I use my camera to create notan studies of people, places, and primordial botanical elements. Through this work I am attempting to transcend the limitations of language and create a philosophical space for contemplation and self-reflection.”
Ira Gardner has been a professional photographer for 30 years and teaches photography at Spokane Falls Community College.
You can see more of his work at www.iragardner.com