Sleep Study, © Rebecca Sexton Larson
Rebecca Sexton Larson
Rebecca Sexton Larson discusses both digital and alternative photographic approaches to compelling visual storytelling. Her images depict the struggles of being an only child, caring for elderly parents, and facing ongoing fears. "My artistic goal is to create finely crafted works that promote the retelling of these stories through the use of new media and creative image-making."
Rebecca Sexton Larson is a Tampa-based studio artist working with alternative and digital photographic processes to explore universal themes of innocence and irony, loneliness, and loss. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Fine Arts (painting) and MassCommunications (photojournalism) and was awarded Florida Individual Artist Fellowships in 1998, 2002, and 2008. In 2005, she was commissioned by the City of Tampa to be its Photographer Laureate, photographing the city using a handmade pinhole camera. As described in a recent story in Black and White magazine, "few artists are as adept at creating narrative works that explore similar tones, themes, and feelings, while simultaneously branching off into complementary yet discrete directions. It is rare for images to be as visually ambiguous and emotionally resonant at the same time." Sexton Larson has taught, lectured, and exhibited work nationally atvarious arts institutions and organizations. Many of her works include hand painting and incorporate stitching and sewing. Her pieces are in numerous major collections throughout the country, including: Polaroid,Progressive Corporate Art, Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young),Santa Fe Historical Museum, and the Tampa Museum of Art.