Cadence Giersbach uses the myth and magic of the falls as the focus of her recent series of paintings, Niagara. After digitally manipulating photos of her subject, Giersbach then paints the image, using such colour saturation that it is hard for the viewer to avoid feeling the hallucinatory effect, one that fits well with the commentary on the commercialism of tourism. Giersbach contrasts the natural beauty of Niagara Falls (landscape) with the corruption of all that surrounds them (development). Sort of like honeymoon and marriage?
Artist: Cadence Giersbach