Francis Schanberger

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Above: selection from the Burr Oak Acorn series, prints, each 26.75 x 26.75″

Francis Schanberger has a love of photography that began in the fourth grade. He eventually earned a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio State University in 2002. Through many years of experience, he has earned several awards for his work. The images above, taken from our collection, are excerpts from his Burr Oak Acorn series. This series involved a unique process in which Francis gathered burr acorns that exhibited strong anthropomorphic qualities. The series consists of burr acorns photographed in a classic portrait style, displaying the relationship Francis found between the acorns and human features. For more of this series, as well as Francis Schanberger’s other very interesting works, please check out his website at the link below:

www.francisschanberger.com

Fun Fact: Anthropomorphism is frequently used as a device in art, literature, and film to convey the artist or authors message through a symbolic animal or object with human qualities.

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