Margaret A. Harrell
Cloud “Paintings” —Clouds as a Meditative Tool
Margaret A. Harrell, a three-time Fellow of MacDowell Colony for artists, has been in the Marquis Who’s Who in American Art since 2007. A writer since age seven, she says: “I was drawn to photography by many dreams in which I stared at the sky, astonished as strange clouds kept transforming into figurative scenes.” An experimental film photographer, she shoots clouds in daring degrees of sunlight, which affect the color of the developed image. All photography is shot in bright-sun daylight, but the colors may shift in the development. Her exhibits include the solo The Sun in Profile: So Bright It’s Dark (Romania) and group exhibits in Italy and Canada. A permanent selection is stored at the Het Toreke Museum (Belgium). Staring at clouds, she writes, she falls into a reverie, edges crystallize, faint lines solidify. A graduate of Duke University (BA) and Columbia University (MA), she also studied at the Jung Institute Zurich. Her jobs include free-lance editor, museum project international editing coordinator, and light body meditation teacher. Her most recent books are a four-volume memoir, Keep This Quiet! All images are masterfully scanned with a sensitive lab scanner and printed individually.