Moira Ness is an emerging photo-based artist specializing in contemporary landscapes. With a life long fascination for landscape photography and cinematography, Moira draws inspiration from artists such as Gregory Crewdson and Patrick Clair. Her current body of work, entitled “Cyclical”, explores and experiments with Nietzsche’s theory of eternal recurrence. This theory states all events in cosmic history have repeated, and will continue to repeat, in an endless cycle. Moira explores this idea through visual repetition. Moira selects focal points to repeat and digitally manipulates the repetitions to blend seamlessly into the natural background. The limb of a tree is mirrored and then blended to match the opposite foliage. The finished editing does not stand out, but rather is discovered through a mix of closer inspection and the mind’s habitual recognition of subtle patterns, symmetry, and discrepancies. Moira has exhibited at The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Red Head Galley, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and The CICA Museum. She was a finalist for RMG Exposed 2016, a finalist and overall winner for the 2017 UNTAPPED Emerging Artist Competition for The Artist Project and a finalist for SNAP! 2017 Photo Auction. Moira will be participating in two 2017 summer art exhibitions; the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and the New Art Festival, in Ottawa. Moira will also be showing her work at NordArt in Büdelsdorf, Germany in summer of 2017. She is currently the artist in residence at The 108 Residency in Upstate New York.  

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