Throughout photographer Freeman Patterson's remarkable
decades-long career, his ambition has been to expose the spiritual,
religious, and even mystical dimensions that lie beyond the
literalness of the image itself. Patterson has continually strived
to have viewers appreciate the compositional grammar and unique
syntax of this visual art, pushing to transcend the picturesque
qualities of the image and expand the viewing moment to a longer
and more profound level of experience.
For Patterson, life, the mind, and nature are fully a part of
each other. Through images that both inspire and provoke,
Freeman Patterson: Embracing Creation shows us that such
inter-connectivity is the mechanism by which all things are
affected; this is the fundamental concept that Patterson lives,
believes, and expresses as art.
"Freeman [Patterson] has changed how we think, how we view, and how
we make our photographs." - Sheena Wilke, editor, Canadian