effects from this photographic process are enhanced
by the use of a variety of unusual materials.
Ethereal images emerge from forms printed on
silk while translucent images appear to float
on sheets of glass. The addition of gold leaf
to this process is an innovation developed by
the artist to capture the shimmering light experienced
in her Viaggio Spirituale (Spiritual Journey).
Mary Lee is a professional artist, teacher,
and freelance photographer. With undergraduate
and advanced degrees in Art from Illinois State
University, Mary Lee specializes in the areas
of photography, ceramics and computer graphics.
She has also studied at the Savannah College
of Art and Design. Her pieces have been shown
in Chicago, Europe, and various locations throughout
the United States. Mary Lee was an artist in
residence at the Cliff Dwellers and is now an
active Cliff Dweller member. She teaches photography
and art at Maine South High School in Park Ridge,
Mary Lee's subject matter is as varied as her
experiences. You will see images from France
done during her summer of study there, images
from Mexico and North America taken during her
backpacking adventures, and finally, her special
photographic interpretations of the beauty she
found on her travels to the Mediterranean. You
may also recognize a site or two familiar to
the eye of a Chicagoan.
For further information about special requests,
acquiring existing works of art, or arranging
an exhibit please contact Mary Lee Moore at