Artist Statement & Bio
Andrea Bottin is a Jacksonville native who has been practicing photography since the early 2000s. After teaching art and photography for 8 years she opened her own photography business to explore life through her viewpoint. Her work takes a narrative approach on the in-between moments provoked by the unconscious mind.
The images in her portfolio are a reflection of her time during quarantine with her two children. Finding the time to reflect and appreciate the little things each day has to offer is a very important part of her process. She picked up this gratitude at a very young age as her parents exposed her to many different walks of life. Having an immigrant father from one of the poorest countries in South America and a mother from Kentucky who was raised in a lower working class family, she became to understand the importance of taking one day at a time and to be thankful for the environment around her. Traveling to South America and unable to speak the language she has a strong appreciation for visual communication and explores how to communicate feelings through her photography.