Angela Bacon-Kidwell // Chasing Hope, from Home by Nightfall // 2013

Welcome to #9 in our new series Poignant Pics where I’ve asked photo curators, collectors and makers to write about a photograph or two that, in one way or another, has significantly impacted their cerebral cortex. The next few weeks we are proud to feature the Poignant Pics of several photographers and Diffusion alum participating in a group exhibition “A Cartography of Dreams” at Dimbola Museum Galleries produced by Reclaim Photography Festival.

Tami talks about Angela Bacon-Kidwell’s work and how it gives the experience of feeling the images.

A Place That Has No Words

When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a dancer. I spent hours upon hours alone in our living room with instrumental music playing on the hi-fi stereo, dancing on the parquet floors. I felt the music and I became the music. That was my very first experience with feeling art, way down deep, in a place that has no words.

This is nothing short of creating a feeling of intimacy with art.

Angela Bacon-Kidwell’s work moves me this way. It has a choreography, and whether pre-visualized or not, it evokes all of my senses. When I look at the work, I have no words, but I can feel the images. And I can hear them, too, quietly beckoning, reaching out and pulling me in.

This is nothing short of creating a feeling of intimacy with art. And this is why the work moves me so. I am right there, feeling the work and becoming a part of the work, way down deep.

– Tami Bone

Tami Bone grew up in deep South Texas where she spent a childhood oftentimes free and driven by her imagination. Her photographic and photomontage work today pulls from impressions made during these early beginnings that make their way into her narrative images. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in invitational group exhibitions, juried exhibitions, and solo exhibitions. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named one of the Best of the Best Emerging Fine Art Photographers by BW Gallerist; selection as a Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist, a Photo Review Competition Winner, and a Review Santa Fe Participant. Her work has been featured in Aether Magazine, Feature Shoot, and Lenscratch, as well as published in the United Kingdom’s Black+White Magazine. Today Tami lives in Round Top, Texas and engages photography and photomontage as a means of story telling and self-expression. While her recent body of work, Mythos, is her own tale, it is a token of the shared mystery that binds us together.

Tami’s work is currently in a group exhibition, “A Cartography of Dreams” at Dimbola Museum & Galleries with the works of artists Fran Forman, Paul Biddle, and Jonah Calinawan. The exhibition was produced by Reclaim Photography Festival in association with Dimbola Museum & Galleries. Don’t miss this show that runs to January 1, 2017!

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