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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Stuart Diekmeyer

Stuart Diekmeyer

Artist Work

Abstract, Extreme Closeups
2015 to present
Photography
Prints are 24"x 32" and 16"x 20"
Hibiscus
2016
Photography
Celosia
2015
Photography
Agave
2016
Photography
Icicles
2017
Photography
Fig Leaves
2015
Photography

Artist Information

County
Prince George's County
Phone
301.332.8905
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

To photograph is just another compulsory, creative outlet for me. After a decade long absence from participating in exhibitions, I am looking for opportunities and feedback. This work is a major departure from my more traditional landscape work of years past. In this new series of extreme, close-up images, I seek to explore the surreal and otherworldly existence of otherwise ordinary plants and other subjects, all in the hopes of capturing a glimpse of something never before seen.

Artist Bio

Biography

Greetings everyone.

I have considered myself a photographer since my early days at boarding school in Dover, England. However, I really started in traditional photography at MICA in Baltimore in 1983 and spent the next 25 years immersed in photography, including comercial and fine art. Realizing I had other interests I was good at, I started to broaden my horizon and ventured into teaching and eventually found my niche in arts management, where I am  today. I just recently transitioned from being the director of a visual and performing arts facility for the Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George's County, Maryland to the Visual Arts Specialist for the same department. As this is more than a full time job, it limits my available time to pursue my photography, but I do try to photograph digitally at least once a week or so.