Artist Statement

Inspired by the Cyanotype method of contact printing, Barron and Hiden have created a canopy-like installation exhibiting silkscreened imagery of native flora.  They have collaborated with the Wylde Center and Fernbank to cull imagery that is representative of native, endangered flora. Composited and processed digitally to take on the Prussian blue that a Cyanotype embodies, the imagery was then archived.



Artist Bio

Rose M. Barron currently works and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia, an MA in Photo Concentration from Georgia State University and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Photography. Her photography/video, and mixed media artwork has been exhibited in several solo exhibitions across the southeast including Atlanta and Huntsville, as well as internationally at the EspacioComún in Panama City, Panama. Her work is included in several private and public collections including the Four Seasons in Morocco, the Marriott Courtyard in Nashville, the March of Dimes Corporate Office Collection, the APG Collectors Portfolio, the MOCA Educational/Resource Center, and Straw Hat Press where she was awarded an artist publishing residency. Rose is listed on the Fulton County’s and City of Atlanta’s National public artist registry and has assisted in numerous public art projects including the Collaborative Earthworks Project in Taller Portobelo and the Cabbagetown Artist Tribe Beltline Project. She teaches at the Art Institute of Atlanta and most recently has been awarded an artist residency at the Hambidge Center in Rabun, Georgia.

Margaret Hiden was born in Birmingham, Alabama where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography from Birmingham-Southern College. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta where she currently resides as an artist and educator. She serves as Part-Time Assistant Professor of Photography at Kennesaw State University and Adjunct Instructor at Atlanta Technical College. Hiden is actively involved with organizations such as the Society for Photographic Education, College Art Association and has spent time in Maine, Panama and Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) pursuing her career as an artist and educator. Her work has been exhibited in multiple venues around the country, published in Robert Hirsch’s Light and Lens and presented and discussed in multiple photographic and educational platforms. “I aim to understand and see the photographic medium beyond its usual callings and uses. It is important for me to seek unique ways of bending the photographic language and question conventional ways of creating light and lens-based imagery. I want my work to encourage and engage my audience to reexamine the conventional roles and processes of the medium. The possibilities are limitless.”