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from Wired Magazine, February, 2003

Techno Bloom
Hi-res scans add depth to nature

Think Georgia O'Keeffe with a hi-res scanner. Doris Mitsch: New Work, which opens January 30 at the ClampArt gallery in Manhattan, plays up the rich textures and mysterious forms of the natural world—shot with a flatbed and a G4 computer.

Mitsch first scans datura flowers, sea urchin skeletons, and other works of nature, then tweaks the images in Photoshop and prints in archival ink on large sheets of thick rag paper. "I'm interested in what happens when you isolate familiar objects and look at them with unfamiliar closeness and clarity, or from unfamiliar perspectives," Mitsch says.

The San Francisco-based graphic designer has been experimenting with digital imaging since 1987 but began to focus on fine art less than two years ago. "I never thought chrysanthemums were very interesting until I started looking at them so carefully," she admits. "Now, every time I think I'm done with flowers, I find one that I can't stop looking at."

- Jessie Scanlon



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