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Anna Thorne

Artist Statement:


I dream of wandering back into that luminous void, 

a place where no one knew who I was, not even myself.

For a brief moment I escape the ordinary world

and dissolve into the light of eternal nothingness.


About the Work:


Each piece in this exhibition is comprised of two digital images of natural light who eternally ebb and flow between one another. They have no beginning or end, no past or future. Being unconstrained by the concepts of time and space, the pieces visualize a state of perpetual presence that exists beyond our ordinary state of consciousness. The ephemeral nature of the present moment is impenetrable by logic. Instead, it is only the silent mind who is able to fully experience presence and thus peer into the ineffable mysteries awaiting us within the subtleties of the ever present moment.


Artist Biography:


Anna Thorne is a visual artist from Florida currently living and working in New York City. Inspired by a Near Death Experience Thorne experienced several years ago, her work focuses on using natural light as a meditative vehicle for expanding consciousness through the subtle engagement of visual perception. Thorne received her M.F.A. in Studio Arts at the University of Notre Dame in 2021 on a full tuition waiver where she also worked as a Photography Instructor for two years. Her photographic thesis ‘Luminous Visions’ was exhibited at the Snite Museum of Art in 2021 and was awarded the Graduate Student Research Award through the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts. Subsequently, her thesis paper ‘Luminous Visions: Expanding Awareness Through the Undisclosed Lenticular Photograph’ was published by the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame. Thorne’s art and writing on photography has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally. Thorne’s work has most recently been exhibited in Future Resonances, a group exhibition at Kaiser Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio and in Contrasts, an international group exhibition held in Rome, Italy. Her work is in the collection of the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida.


Sale Information: 


To support and collect Thorne’s work, each piece in this exhibition is available for purchase as a NFT.  Each piece is made in a limited edition of 200 at $12 each and can be found here: A handy guide on everything you need to know about collecting the artist’s NFT’s can be found here:


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