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About the Artist

Lynne Siefert (Seattle) is a filmmaker from Seattle, WA. In her work Lynne tries to reconcile her attraction to art and aesthetics with her commitments to social justice and interests in philosophy. Shooting both on 16 mm film and digitally, Lynne creates experimental documentaries and short poetic world-scapes. Lynne has exhibited nationally and internationally and holds an MFA from Emerson College in Media Art.

Lynne received 2017 GAP funding for her project PowerPlants (working title). The painting, “The Lackawanna Valley” (1855) by George Inness depicts the beginning of the industrial revolution in an American townscape. A man, a train, factories, mountains and sky are all compositionally balanced; serenity pervades the scene. Yet, looking longer tree-stumps become apparent. Is this a result of industry, or is this negative commentary about industrialization? It is ambiguous: industry is present, but the implication is unknown.This painting is inspiration for her project PowerPlants, an experimental documentary film.

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From the Artist

Thank you so much!!

Lynne Siefert