Featured Professional Member Gallery
Archive 8 - October-December 2001
Christine Burgoyne's black and white photography is about layering between the viewer and the subject. Masking people to see the altered human being on the other side of transparent/translucent material is accomplished by using pattern pieces, along with water, film, smoke, light, double exposure. Bold lines, words, symbols and paint give direction to the surgeon, the tattooist, the physician and the even external critic.
In this series, Christine explores female identity, "how they alter their bodies to fit in or stand out, for others, and how life alters them through pregnancy, surgery, age and death. Women seem to think they need to construct or deconstruct themselves to measure up. The alterations then become the mask that is worn as barrier for protection and/or vehicle of
transformation and healing. Masks are often transparent to the viewer but very real to the wearer."
Successful gallery shows and color travel images in magazines, evolved into commercial work for such diverse clients as Starbucks, City of Seattle, recording artists and stock houses. After five solo exhibitions, Christine is looking toward book publishing.
Ms. Burgoyne holds an undergraduate degree in art and education and a Masters in Education. For seven years, was the curator of the No Boundaries traveling exhibit for artists with disabilities and along with her fine art photography, is presently creating educational programs for public health in Seattle.