The Dunes Center is announcing a partnership with the Squire Foundation of Santa Barbara this October, 2017 as part of an ongoing program to expose world renown artists to the Santa Barbara County community. The Squire Foundation has selected national photographer Lindsey Ross, to produce a photographic mural in Guadalupe.
Lindsey Ross is a conceptual fine art photographer. While pursuing her MFA, Ross became interested in wet plate collodion process when she viewed a collection of early 20th century prisoner mug shots. Ross began working with wet plate collodion in 2010. Wet plate collodion process has become the ideal format for Ross, who seeks autonomy and at the same time a sense of connection. Ross finds freedom in taking raw materials and transforming those into photographs. The slow pace of collodion requires a presence and intimacy that connects her to both the physical and spiritual world. Working in Colorado and Wyoming Ross makes her home in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, CA. Ross will be creating images from all over the county capturing them in her unique style.
As part of the Squire residency community outreach requirement, Ross will be working in North County installing a Mural of an original image of over 20″ x 20″ onto the historical wall of the former Far Western Tavern Building on Highway 1 in Guadalupe, CA on Oct. 14th from 11 am to 3 pm. The photo mural will consist of images of local women that Ross captures with her camera. It will be made of photo paper and applied with organic wheat. Ross will be a part of the Oct 29th 2-5pm Squire Artist Salon and she will be screening her short film “Lindsey Ross: A Less Convenient Path.”