Her work, “What the Water Took From Us #1,” won Best in Show in the exhibition, which opened January 28 and will be on display until April 16. “This annual tradition presents a small portion of the vast array of artistic talent found in our Commonwealth – over 300 artists submitted work,” says the MOCA website.
“What the Water Took From Us” is a series of cyanotypes inspired by the Syrian refugee crisis. Before appearing in the MCOA show, the first piece in the series was part of PHOTO ’16, an exhibition in Alexandria, Virginia, curated by a National Geographic photographer. Works from the series have been exhibited in Lynchburg, too.