2nd Place winner
DESCRIPTIONThis photo is from my “Floating Garden” project. It all began with a single rose. The rose my daughter received for her 18th birthday. This rose prompted me to think about youth, beauty, transience of life… In addition to rose petals, I began experimenting with other flowers, leaves, twigs, grasses, seeds - everything I would find in my garden. In this natural and delicate world around us, I find an endless source of metaphors for life and transience of our human existences.
AUTHORMaja Strgar Kurecic is a fine art photographer and an Associate Professor of photography at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She has been involved in photography for over 25 years. At the beginning of her career, Maja engaged mostly in advertising and reportage photography. The last few years she devoted to projects that fall within the field of abstract photography. She earned international recognition for her recent projects Other Worlds and Escape Landscapes that won many international awards (Winner in Abstract category at the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2018, the 1st place and Gold Star Award in Fine Art: Abstract Category at the ND Photography Awards 2019, Abstract Photographer Of The Year at the Minimalist Photography Awards 2019, etc.) Last year she started to work on a new project Floating Garden combining her two favorite motives: nature and abstraction.