"Photography, grasping the most subtle and uncontrollable poetry!..."
Salvador Dali, 1927
As an artist I explore the camera's ability to capture what I imagine and perceive. Working with photography and video, I redefine the natural world to reflect the constructs of my mind, taking on the roles of subject, manipulator, and observer. My methods of display regularly change. Experimenting with installation and breaching the boundaries of conventional display, I create an experience for the viewer beyond the visual. Through my work I explore and reflect upon identity, perception, nature, and desire.
Lydia Boehr DeMonte is a Kansas City-based artist.