Christy Winegarden, Photographer
“The sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none” - William Shakespeare in Venus and Adonis
My photographic work explores the role objects play in forming personal histories. I consider objects both found and created, as vessels of memory. I use these in an almost subconscious way in staged narrative that are recorded by the camera. In my recent work I have explored my relationship with my deceased father and enveloped my children in the process. These dreamscapes are my attempt to explain their family history to them.
Christy Winegarden is a photographer who lives and works in southwestern Ontario. Although her interest in photography began in high school, she first received a degree in Social Work before coming back to it in her 30’s. She then studied photography at Sheridan College, Conestoga College, as well as the Ontario College of Art and Design. In 2017, Winegarden began a mentorship with fine art photographer Jennifer Thoreson to further develop the conceptual aspect of her photography. Having grown up next to Lake Erie in a small fishing village she has begun using images of submersion and from sonar in her recent work.