August Featured Artist – Michelle Lattanzi

Michelle is a Portland native who credits her photographic inspiration to the many childhood trips around the Pacific Northwest region with her family. The light patterns in the trees, the textures and colors of the plants, rocks, bark and water, the scents of the earth and sounds of nature all find representation in her pieces. Michelle’s unique talent of looking at subjects from different angles, underneath, close up, and making them look unrecognizable are what drives her art.

Similarly, the texture, pattern and tactile qualities of handmade papers and textiles are great inspiration for collaging and sewing her own clothes. Michelle is a passionate cook and loves the texture, aroma and sensation of food. Photography is just a visual extension of her fascination with materials.

Michelle is a member artist with the Local 14 art group in Portland, and participates in art shows and sales around the metro area throughout the year.

You can view her art at www.flickr.com/people/michellelattanzi/

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