Brisbane-based Christina Lowry is a professional photographer and exhibiting artist whose style is influenced by the rich history of visual art. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts/ Visual Arts, Christina works as a fine art and commercial photographer.
Christina has studied entomology and practiced the art of preserving and pinning insects for over twenty years. From a native Australian Carpenter bee, to a Southeast Asian Violin beetle, insects from her personal collection are carefully integrated in the still lifes for their symbolism. I also accessed taxidermy birds, as well as a human skull from the Queensland Museum Loans center, and utilised a range of live creatures, including silkworms, caterpillars and butterflies, blue tongue and shingleback lizards, and a panda snail. They collaborated with head florist Amy Gurling of Unveiling Poppy, who reinterpreted the historical floral compositions. By including native Australian flora and fauna with these traditional flowers, they have grounded Christina’s work in an Australian context.