Fall Reflection by Jennifer Tungol
giclee, 15 x 10 inches
Artist Statement: This is a series of photographs taken one day in Autumn 2022, when a post Halloween summer spell confounded New Jerseyans. What to do on a day like this? How about a walk at a ghost town in summer shirts after Halloween? A bright picnic over crunchy fall leaves in the heart of the Pinelands? A debate on the effects of climate change while at a historic place on a summer-like day in November? A photography moment at an old grist mill's window catching fall reflections under blue skies instead of autumn haze? All these questions, answered in one weird day at Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest, NJ.
Change may be brewing in current weather patterns, but through State, private and public support, Batsto Village can remain to be well-preserved as it is now and for more centuries to come -- for all to visit and enjoy in any type of day, no matter what season.
Jersey Inspiration: Batsto Village, NJ
Bio: Jennifer started her interest in photography through her travels – capturing local sights and landscapes. She wanted to keep the special moments and stories she encountered in her travels captured in time. Through her photography, she discovered its power as an immersive experience into art.
She first participated in a juried show in 2018 at the Marie L. Matthews Gallery to celebrate the trees of New Jersey for their contribution to cleaner air, higher water quality, and a healthier happier community.
In the following years, Jennifer participated in juried photography shows at the West Windsor Arts Council, Silva Gallery of the Arts and the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie. Her photographs are in private collections and in the permanent collection of the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission. In 2021, she and her work were featured in the Vermont State Park Newsletter November 2021 issue, Vermont State Parks blog and the morning news of WCAX - Vermont's local TV for winning the grand prize of the “2021 Falling for Vermont Photography”.
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