Trish Zimbalatti 


Artist Statement

“Creativity is an essential part of my life, and is absolutely inspiriting. I have an inherent desire to explore, and a pure appreciation of the world around me. I see a simple image and express it in the most complex and beautiful way. The devil is in the details, taken for granted by the naked eye.
A moment in time captured, details enhanced, and that moment is brought back to life and transformed into depths of a new admiration of perceivable reality - my gift to the viewer".

Trish is a contemporary  mixed media artist known for the detail in her sculpted layered photographs. She received her B.F.A. from Wayne State University and studied at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit in 1984. She worked as a graphic artist for advertising agencies and marketing firms. Preferring to use nature as her palette, Trish became a landscape designer. In search of deeper fulfillment, she departed corporate firms and transitioned into art, applying her design and diverse fine art skills to her photographs.

Trish’s work was inspired by the raw talent of family members whose work included china painting, paper tole, portrait painting, and photography. The detail in delicate flower petals in her aunt’s china painting was as exquisite, to the touch, as her paper tole work. The perspective and detail in her uncle’s black and white photography transformed images.

Drawing inspiration from their work combined with her profound sense of curiosity she developed meticulous, intricate and innovative techniques that she applies to her layered photographs. Not only has she embraced her technique through countless hours of tedious work and several layers of sculpted photographs, she also offers a supremely unique interpretation of realism along with a new appreciation for abstract art.

The detail work is evident in Trish’s art. As each layer is delicately added, the work becomes increasingly intricate and refined allowing her images to emerge, elevating her photographs into a new dimension and bringing them back to life.


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