In my images the exploration of the relationship between people and water leads me to find the abstract in the figure, as well as in the meaning of the pieces. I am interested in the distortions caused by reflection and refraction of light, as well as the color and texture of the water itself. The drenched people inside the watery world create an insular environment. The viewer is called upon to feel the timelessness of the immersion into another place and to evoke personal meaning.
Anne Savedge, a resident of Richmond Virginia, currently teaches photography at the Chesterfield Technical Center and at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. She has shown her work at the Longwood Center for Visual Arts and CEPA Gallery, won an individual Artist Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and has work in the collections of the Art Museum of Western Virginia, the Chrysler Museum, and the Polaroid International Collection. Publications in which her work has been included are Afterimage, Photo Review, New Mexico Photographer, and Exploring Color Photography. Savedge has been an artist-in-residence at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Richmond Children’s Museum, and has taught at the Shenandoah Photographic Workshops.