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Aubrey Garwood was raised in Frederick, Maryland, where she first worked as a photographer when she was in high school. She earned a B.S in art and design with a concentration in photography from Towson University and currently lives in Baltimore.
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In one on Garwood’s latest projects, she shot images of dandelion seeds and digitally collaged them in Photoshop over images of deep space.
Aubrey says, “As a child, I loved it when dandelions turned into white puff balls and carpeted the grass. Like many children, I would pick one and make a wish before blowing it away. I was fascinated by how something that started as a cohesive unit could be scattered and result in so many more dandelions. Now when I see dandelions, I feel as if they portray what happens in life. We start out with a nuclear family and then extend our world to include friends. Like a dandelion puff, we are all close together and whole—a unit. Then, seemingly all at once, everyone scatters to fulfill their own purposes and propagate.
“The more I studied dandelions, the more I was fascinated by them. Each seed looks like a little starburst, and when they are collected, they resemble a galaxy. I chose images of deep space as a reference for my work not only because dandelion seeds actually look like stars, but because the universe is ever expanding. It seems that to move forward we must move farther apart.”
Aubrey worked at Discovery, Inc., as an assistant photo editor and is currently employed as a senior coordinator of photography production at National Geographic. Aubrey’s work was featured as a Pop-Up exhibit on Maryland Public Television’s Artworks (episode 423). Her photography has been shown in galleries from D.C. and Maryland to Florida.