From first flash of perception to prolonged gaze, Rebekah Younger records her visual experience, offering the contemplative viewer a potent opportunity to be enriched by the phenomenal world. Begun as a personal journey of healing, her work explores the elemental energies present in the ordinary world of things as they are and our direct experience of them.
This body of work is informed by Ms. Younger's study of Vajrayana Buddhist philosophy, specifically the five Buddha families or wisdom energies. It is designed as both a portfolio of images and an artwork in and of itself to engage the viewer in their own experience of perception.
With over 30 years experience as an artist/designer, Rebekah's art career has been rich and varied. Her early interest in printmaking and painting was offset by a passion for handknitting. Deciding in 1984 to put her art into her knits she began designing her own line of sweaters, Younger Knits. For the past 25 years her work has been featured in art to wear exhibits in major museums, fine craft shows and galleries nationwide. After heart surgery in 2006, Rebekah Younger began working more heavily in photography and digital media along with her knits. Her book reflects this transition into contemplative photography informed by her refined aesthetic vision cultivated by years of work as a designer and artist. Rebekah lives in rural Maine with her husband, Guy Marsden.