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Krista Cheney

Photography of Frozen Flowers and Fungi

I’m fascinated by the ways in which the shapes, colors, and textures of the natural world combine themselves into organic images, ever-changing with nature’s varying light,seasons and atmospheric moods. I revel in stumbling upon nature’s compositions, from landscape panoramas to forest floor still lives. There is a soothing simplicity in capturing these moments as photographic images that convey the creative qualities and sheer beauty of nature.


The art of nature inspires me further as I draw upon the unpredictable character of ice to create my frozen still life photographs.

Fractures, fissures and air bubbles add a new dimension to the ordinary objects that I freeze within blocks of ice. Shooting throughout the thawing

Portrait of Artist Krista Cheney

process, I capture the changing form of my subject—cracks, clouds and crystals appear and vanish; rivulets of melt waterstreak down the sides. Ice distorts and highlights shapes, textures and colors. The result is a photograph that is beautiful and visually stimulating.


I am a native Vermonter and live in St. George, VT with my dogs where I spend an inordinate amount of time laboring for the upkeep of my horse.

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