by photographer Sharon Hudson
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Since I began taking photographs in 1970, I have focused on abstract photography. Searching for colorful subjects in my San Francisco Bay area environment, I sought out colourful abstract photographs in urban, inner city, and industrial settings. In my abstract photography, my artistic interests are a direct view of the subject, strong compositions, and dynamic sensuality obtained through color, pattern, and texture.
In my abstract photography, I use the existing physical environment for my subject matter, searching out the unintentional "art" in the nooks and crannies of the city. My earlier urban photographs were bold but unadorned colorful abstracts, while my later ones rely more on textures and ambiguous spaces.
The vibrant colors in my abstract photography reflects my travels of the past three decades, including Alaska, Africa, East Asia, and Mexico, and for a time I lived in rural Japan. Korean temple decoration, Japanese textiles, brilliant Mexican color, Pacific Northwest Indian abstract design, African abstraction, Hindu voluptuousness, and colourful patterns from around the world have all left their imprints on my photography.
In the early 1990s I sought a more intriguing use of depth, color, and pattern in my abstract photography. Among my many photographic experiments were composite abstract photographs based on colourful Buddhist architectural decoration in Korean temples. By mirroring these photographs I have created unique, highly colorful, spatially surreal photographs.
Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, northern California