David Bookbinder and Laurie Lambrecht
June 5 – August 31, 2008
David Bookbinder will give a members-only tour of his exhibiton at 6:15 p.m. on June 5.
An opening reception for Flower Mandalas and Lake Trees, which Bookbinder and Lambrecht will attend, is June 5, 7-8:30 p.m. It is open to all.
Juror Katherine Ware, curator of photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, chose David Bookbinder and Laurie Lambrecht out of 55 photographers who were accepted to the 14th Juried Exhibition to be featured in the Atelier Gallery of the Griffin Museum of Photography for a two-person exhibition.
Bookbinder creates mandalas from flowers that he photographs and digitally manipulates. Lambrecht photographs trees on the edge of Lake Zurich in Switzerland.
Both photographers discuss the psychological nature of their bodies of work. Lambrecht says of her photographs of trees that she considers them as being a landscape in her mind as much as of an actual place.
“The images hold some of my emotional experience of the trees rather than merely a physical description of them,” says Lambrecht.
Bookbinder, a photographer and psychotherapist, references Carl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, when discussing his Flower Mandalas project.
“Jung believed mandalas are a pathway to the essential Self and used them in his own personal transformation,” says Bookbinder. “In a small way, as both mandala artist and psychotherapist, I carry on Jung’s tradition.