Kimberly Witham

  On Ripeness and Rot #6 (Pears) Archival Pigment Print on rag paper 20 x 16 inches       On Ripeness and Rot #10 (Raccoon) Archival Pigment Print on rag paper 20 x 16 inches       On Ripeness and Rot #11 (Zinnias and Mole) Archival Pigment Print on rag paper 20 x 16 inches       On Ripeness and Rot #20 (Clementines and Fox Bones) Archival Pigment Print on rag paper 20 x 16 inches       On Ripeness and Rot #16 (Fall Fruit) Archival Pigment Print on rag paper 20 x 16 inches     Interview with KIMBERLY WITHAM: Your childhood ambition: I don’t recall any specific ambition as a young child. When I applied to college I looked into programs in Art History and/or Meteorology. Art History won but I still love the natural sciences. Something you treasure: I love my family and friends, but I also crave solitude. Your worst habit: Aggressive nail biting. The aspect of your work that’s most important to you: I try to create images which are seductively beautiful while at the same time disturbing or thought-provoking. As a photographer, I think gorgeous light is a must. Your first job: Age 14, bussing tables in a seaside tourist trap. Someone whose work you highly recommend: This is a difficult question to answer. I love the work of the Dutch masters—Vermeer, Jan Weenix, Melchior de Hondecoeter, Rembrandt, etc. In terms of contemporary artists, I really love Thorsten Brinkmann and Hellen Van Meene along with too many others to list.     See more of Kimberly Witham’s work here.