The prints in this series represent a body of work dealing with our perception of time. Incorporated in the images are objects and portraits from several periods. Many of the images are portraits from the past, others are projections from the present into the future. The juxtaposition of old and new, past and present, (and possible future), provides the impetus for viewers to question the “timeliness” of their own existence.
A “Baby Boomer” born in Brooklyn, New York, Matise currently is living and working in the rural Hudson Valley. Her diverse career includes founding and directing the Ottawa Media Access Project in the early 1970s, serving as an executive director for Planned Parenthood, and, more recently, managing a discount camera department. Matise received an MFA in photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in the Hudson Valley.