Mary Mansey’s beautifully abstract photographs examine the interplay of light and color as they reflect against the rippling surface of water. These reflections poetically mirror the artist’s own emotions experienced at the time at which each photograph was captured. Mansey’s photographs portray the tenuous stillness of water, a delicate peace easily disturbed and altered, underscoring the fragility of nature as a whole. Mansey’s images of a natural landscape element possess an otherworldly quality, echoing the artist’s desire to portray the “double mirror” aspect of the water. Her photographs encourage the imagination to flow, envisioning for a quiet moment another world just beneath the surface.
Mary Mansey’s fascination with color, light, and water began as a child, when she was profoundly struck by the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. Today, the award-winning photographer lives and works in France and has exhibited her work in Italy, Germany, New York and Los Angeles.