2020 / Fine Art / Other

Venus Rising

  • Company
    Christy Lee Rogers
  • Photographer
    Christy Lee Rogers

Venus, an etherial and luminous symbol of beauty, is the subject of International water photographer Christy Lee Rogers’ latest release “Venus Rising." In response to the growing devastation of the Coronavirus around the world, she has orchestrated a quick release of the first image from her new "Gravity” collection, with all proceeds going to Save the Children, and No Kid Hungry charities. Inspired by Botticelli’s "The Birth of Venus” and the idea that contemplating her beauty is a way to elevate the human spirit and get closer to the divine.

My purpose behind the work is to question & find understanding in the craziness, tragedy, vulnerability, beauty & power of mankind. Christy Lee Rogers' obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor & warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.