Patricia Marie Yontz - Artist Statement

B.A. USF

MFA. Florida State

I have come to believe that the art of making photographs has as much to do with problem solving as with aesthetics.

My recent work has to do with feelings of loss. However, this emotion is only hinted at in pictures which never reveal the full story.

The viewer is invited to search beneath the mundane surfaces of things for something that is felt but remains elusive.

I'm excited daily by the labor and the amount of decision making that goes into creating these photographs.