Lynn Geesaman's images of elaborate topiary gardens, canals, and dramatic landscapes employ unusual diffusion techniques that emphasize an imaginative and psychological interpretation of nature. In 1960, Geesaman earned a degree in mathematic and physics from Wellesley College. It was some twenty years later that she took up photography when an interest in gardens led to research and travel in England, France, Belgium, Italy and Germany. Geesamanís work is in many collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Among the many honors she has received are the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and the Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award. Geesaman's monographs are Poetics of Place (Umbrage Editions, 1998), Gardenscapes (Aperture, 2003) and Hazy Lights & Shadows (Husson, 2007).
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