Artist Debb VanDelinder (American b.1961) works in Scanography, also known as scanner photography. Her work is most notable for her large-scale natural images. She uses flowers, fruit, bones, eggs, rock, insects and other natural objects in unusual and unexpected combinations to convey her meanings. " VanDelinder pushes the bounds of photography. " (American Art Collector Magazine, November 2006).
"In her Scanography art, VanDelinder uses still-life objects as metaphors for the human condition" (Professional Artist Magazine, March 2012). Strongly influenced by the works of artist’s Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Goldsworthy, VanDelinder has said, " I’m interested in giving a very close-up and personal view of ordinary things but I try to show them in a way that portrays meaning beyond the basic objects. I think it is interesting to combine objects out of context. I enjoy creating meaning through these juxtapositions. My particular challenge is to communicate the emotions, situations, allegories and experiences of human life, via still life.”
“Debb VanDelinder presents subjects at close range in a format large enough to give her subject matter an otherworldly quality. Her sense of inquisitive fascination is apparent and lush new perspectives that often take on multiple meanings are her reward; and ours." (Ann Welles, Curator Houghton Gallery, 171 Cedar Arts, 2008)
"She doesn't create images through a camera's lens; instead she captures images by using a flatbed scanner. The works depict everyday objects, emphasize light and color, and draw on themes such as the cycle of life..... The piece encompasses more than a good-looking piece of fruit; it also contrasts appearance and substance, surface and what's underneath it." (Carl Mellor, Syracuse New Times, August 2014).
VanDelinder studied at Mansfield University, where she earned a BA in Studio Art and a M.Ed. in Art Education. Her extensive post-masters work has focused primarily on digital imaging and photography. VanDelinder works as an Artist and Art Educator, teaching photography and design classes at the secondary and college levels. She has been instrumental in the development of digital media art and photography curriculum. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the Upstate Regions of New York, and around the country. Her work has appeared in several national publications. Debb VanDelinder is represented by Exhibit A in Corning, NY
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