Wild abstractions in glass, steel and bending light define our modern urban environments — a thought-provoking photoessay.
Andrea Stone Davis, CA, United States
Davis, CA, United States
University of Southern CaliforniaCalifornia State University, Sacramento
Viewpoint Photographic Art Center
DSA Fine ArtsArt Consulting Services
Blue Line Arts Gallery
Andrea Stone received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Southern California and a Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento. In addition, she completed a three-year post-graduate training program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. In her twenty-five-year practice she confronted and explored notions about reality, how it is hidden and revealed in our lives and in our environment. The understanding of meaning in the human relationship was ideally suited for her deep curiosity in symbolic representations that quickly evolved into a way of her seeing the world in general. This, along with a lifelong interest in color, form and design, led to exploring photography as the medium of her artistic vision nearly twenty years ago. Through a variety of training courses, including a particularly influential workshop with David Alan Harvey, Andrea developed a signature viewpoint that is exemplified by her most recent project, City Reflections.
Andrea’s work is characterized by an intense meditation, which abandons the larger perspective for the smaller, more intimate scene. This style, whether in her interpretive landscape work or in her exploration of the urban cityscape, is quite evident. The images are often close up and tend to share an abstract interpretation with a literal one. The combination of abstraction and reality remains in her current work and is now often infused with a dream-like quality.
Images from her City Reflections Project were selected for exhibit at the 2012 Modesto International Architecture Festival. Andrea was published by LensWork magazine (Extended #106, May/June 2013) and on the blogzine Lenscratch this past December 15, 2013 as the featured photographer. "Rooftop Dream" earned a 2013 Grand Prix de la Decouverte Juror of Merit Award in the International Fine Art Competition in Paris.
Andrea’s work can be found on the Stone Photography website, www.arstonephotography.com, and at the Stone Photography Studio, both of which she shares with her husband Rob Stone. Her work has been selected for multiple juried shows in Northern California, including Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, The Blue Line Gallery and Gallery 1855. Andrea is represented by Art Consulting Services in Sacramento and DSA Fine Arts in New York.