Mary Van Cline travels extensively to find and record the images she uses in her work, searching for epic vistas of natural elements and dramatic man-made structures. Van Cline began to experiment with glass after acquiring the inventory of a 350-year-old Boston manufacturer of telescope equipment. She studied the refraction of light and began to place photographs behind prisms and planes of optical glass. Applying images directly to the glass, Van Cline often layers photographs to create surreal associations between figures and their environments.
Luce Artist Biography