Laura “Blue” Greene of High Point, a second-year Photojournalism student, had a photograph selected for exhibit in the North Carolina Museum of Art “A Life, Still” juried show. Students from art schools around the world entered the show with only 23 pieces being selected.
Greene’s submission, titled “Nature’s Simple Pleasures,” is a still life of mushrooms. “The discovery of a patch of mushrooms on the edge of my backyard renewed in me a creative spark,” reads her artist statement. “I first photographed them in their natural habitat and enjoyed the feeling of being ‘lost’ in their beauty. The next day, I gently removed two of them for an indoor studio design to be included in my large format portfolio. The earth tones from the oxidized pieces of metal used as a backdrop blended well with the slightly dried up mushrooms—a perfect combination.”