© Mary Dondero

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Seven Hours of Devotion represents the transformation of what was a private sensory experience turned into a fixed visual form. This work is an expression of time as it was experienced while wandering through the Utah wilderness where I allowed myself to both reflect and ruminate without restraint. I walked for over seven hours, resulting in an altered state of being which inspired me to create artwork suggesting that experience. The work is deeply personal and expressive, but definitely not random or arbitrary. Each image was created with long exposures while panning the camera, producing evidence or leaving a trace of my movements. The images are printed at a width of 44 inches on Hahnemühle matte bamboo paper. To help share the original sense of immersion that I had during my experience, I display them as an isolated group.

— Mary Dondero, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA

© Mary Dondero