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Colorful Colorado:
A View at 6,732 Feet Above Sea Level

May 1 - June 30, 2013

Lizzie Wasserman - Artist’s Statement

Lizzie WassermanEmbrace a view at 6,732 feet above sea level in Steamboat Springs, CO, from 26 feet above sea level in Salisbury, MD. “Home, home on the range,” or my mom and dad’s house, a view that is so familiar to my family. Although a cold place, the beauty in the entire area is breathtaking. Imagine seeing hundreds of hot air balloons racing across the sky and doing obstacle courses. Experience the views that snowshoeing to the top of a mountain would get you. Feel the snow on your face, as well as the cool summer breeze. In these photographs, I tried to capture fleeting moments of scenery with lighting that inspires─moments where the sky hits the mark in beauty, and moments where you feel like you’re drifting away with the hot air balloons. This is Steamboat Springs, CO at 6,732 feet.

Photo Gallery
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Artist Biography

Lizzie is a senior at SU, graduating in fall 2013 with a B.F.A. in photography. Art of all kinds engages her, but out of all the arts, she is happiest with a camera in her hands. When she was young, she was diagnosed with Executive Function Disorder. This condition is associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities. Her entire young life was confusing, but as she grew up, it slowly dawned on her that she actually does see things differently from most people.

When she started high school, she was finally able to take a formal art class and quickly learned that visual learning aides and practical application played to her strengths, where traditional methods had not: it made her feel smart and happy. Because of her disabilities, her sense of spatial organization and abstract composition are strong, making tasks such as setting up gallery spaces work out quickly in her mind, understanding where certain work should go and what bodies of art would clash and flow.

She draws a lot of her work from moments in her own life─photographs of important moments in the lives of her family, her homemade baked goods, and images of her friends playing out their fantasies. Her sense of nostalgia references when parents made albums for their children. She loves capturing moments that make you feel something. 

Price Sheet


Overcast“Overcast and Beautiful”
2013
24” x 36”
Digital Print
$400 (Sold)

Cabin“The Cabin”
2013
12” x 18”
Digital Print
$150 (Sold)

Ariel Perspective II“Ariel Perspective II”
2013
16” x 20”
Digital Print
$175 (Sold)

Look Out“Look Out”
2013
12” x 18”
Digital Print
$150 (Sold)

Trees Eating Sunset“Trees Eating Sunset”
2013
12” x 18”
Digital Print
$150 (Sold)

View From the Pass“View From the Pass”
2013
11” x 14”
Digital Print
$100 (Sold)

Blue River“Blue River”
2013
12” x 18”
Digital Print
$150 (Sold)

Ariel Perspective I“Ariel Perspective I”
2013
16” x 20”
Digital Print
$175 (Sold)

The Barn at Catamount“The Barn at Catamount”
2013
11” x 14”
Digital Print
$100 (Sold)

Balloon Festival“Balloon Festival”
2013
11” x 14”
Digital Print
$100 (Sold)

Western Balloon“Western Balloon”
2013
11” x 14”
Digital Print
$100 (Sold)

Additional limited-edition prints in sizes 24” x 36” and smaller are available.

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