Beth Kerschen is a multi-disciplinary artist using photography and print-making to express a unique vision. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her education focused on photography, digital art, and printmaking. After college, she moved to Boston and worked for Polaroid using her extensive photographic and digital imaging knowledge. bethkerschen.com
In my work, I blend architecture, urban details, and fleeting moments which combine to tell a richly layered story. I have always been fascinated with these city features wherever I have lived and traveled. Now I capture these elements with my camera: a retro neon marquee, the facade of an iconic theatre, a beloved local eatery, grand bridge crossings, and even an odd pile of bicycles. I see this all as expressions of human creativity, the essence of what I am trying to capture in my work. When I combine many photographic images, I can envision spatial connections along with location, cultural, and historical synchronicities and see how all these can be connected and juxtaposed in a single, cohesive, and meaningful scene. The composite scenes build a narrative that represents how I experience the world in an attempt to create a feeling of nostalgia, a sense of place, and community.