• Mountains + Valleys (Yosemite National Park #4)
  • Millee Tibbs
  • size 22" × 28.25"
  • year 2013
  • medium Archival digital print
  • edition 10
  • framed In white
  • price $1455
“Working from the starting point of scenic photographs, Tibbs folds and creases the physical pictures into Origami or overlays them with translucent shapes and then presents the final altered images as framed works of art beyond their representational value. In a more traditional aesthetic, these cliff faces, trees, valleys, and so forth could be considered the pinnacle of beauty, but Tibbs skews the scenes just enough to dethrone them. Whether the slight geometric additions improve or degrade the original pictures is up for debate, but what is clear is that they are indelibly marked, and no matter how modest the changes, these components become the focal point.” — C. Shwartz, Knight Blog
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About the Artist

Millee tibbs

Millee Tibbs’ (b. 1976) work derives from her interest in photography’s ubiquity in contemporary culture and the tension between its truth-value and inherent manipulation of reality. Her photographs often address the fabrication of an ideal of the American landscape. By disrupting the photographic image through physical interventions (folding, cutting, and sewing), her work responds to the miniaturization and domestication of land through photography. Tibbs resides in Detroit, MI and holds an MFA in photography from RISD. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad, participated in a fellowship at The MacDowell Colony and has held artist residencies at the Wassaic Project and the Santa Fe Art Institute.

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