Photography by Maria Ellora Cabbat • Exhibit runs from April 1 to May 13, 2023.
ARTIST STATEMENT: Since I was a child, I had always been fascinated by images. I remember leafing through books and magazines and looking at the pictures. As I grew older, this fascination with forms continued. In my late twenties, I started hiking and I became more interested with the environment. I lived in Hawaii for many years and was fortunate to have been surrounded with incredible nature. My appreciation and awe led me to capture what I saw through my camera. My frequent contact with nature also inspired me to protect the environment and volunteer to plant trees.
In 2016, I embarked on world travel and hiked in many beautiful places such as New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan. I made sure that I had my camera during these explorations. This trip resulted in a book that included images of the places I visited. After my trip ended, my curious and adventurous spirit led me to relocate. I moved to Utah in 2018 and I quickly fell in love with its beauty.
This collection of photographs is a tangible result of my explorations. Awe, wonder, calm, and appreciation are the feelings that I strive to relate in each image. I believe that by sharing my vision through photography, I can inspire others to have a deeper connection with the natural environment.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Maria Ellora Cabbat was born in 1981 in a small town in the Philippines. She moved to Hawaii with her family when she was fifteen years old. She enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. Art had always been a part of her life. Throughout the years, she had experimented with different media including pencil, watercolor, oil, pastel, and acrylic. Some of her drawings were published in the Maui College's literary journal. She is an avid hiker and uses photography as a form of self-expression. Maria believes in nature's ability to bring about healing and wholeness and loves to inspire others to experience more of the outdoors. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa and works as a preschool teacher. She also works part time in an art school. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, writing, listening to music, and doing yoga.
Maria currently uses a Nikon D3300. To see more of her pictures, please visit her website at www.mariacabbat.com and Instagram @mariacabbat.
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