I began to use a camera for artistic purpose in 2006. The physical world became the central focus of each moment when my camera was in hand. I became fully conscious of the constructs of those moment, especially of the tangible world around me.
When I photograph nature, my objective is to record what nature presents. I use minimal digital enhancement in this work. My photographic message is that nature is astounding - that it is a beautiful but fragile presence in our lives.
There are lessons to be learned from nature. It has an intelligence that is ever putting forth wisdom. My nature photography is a way of helping people to receive that wisdom and my hope is that the resulting ripple of thoughts will help sustain the natural world.
Architecture, or manï¿½s constructions, is also a theme in my photography. Whether the subject is stone, wood, metal or glass, I see varied geometric shapes that form the shelters we create for our home, our work, and our entertainment. I especially like when an image captures historical perspective, such as a contemporary building that imitates ancient architecture or a line-up of buildings that reflect the history of a city, or materials that have been moved from one place to another for the purpose of rebuilding.
I hope my photography inspires others to live each moment consciously, and to appreciate and preserve the gifts around us that are here for our health and enjoyment.
Mary McAvoy 2021
Mary McAvoy joined Fine Art America on January 6th, 2012.