Linda Plaisted is an award-winning American multi-disciplinary artist whose exploratory practices include photography, collage, painting and encaustic. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. She has also illustrated book and magazine covers for major publishers and contributed to art and literary journals. She is a 2023 Julia Margaret Cameron Award Winner and 2023 Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist.
As a pioneer in contemporary photomontage, each piece of artwork she creates tells a story by pushing beyond the boundaries of medium into myth, using traditions of collection, synthesis and cultural interpretation. Approaching her work as both artist and historian, she employs her unique visionary practices to reveal the untold stories of women and Mother Earth; an effort to heal ancestral wounds and seek equilibrium in a chaotic world.
Layering her original photography and paintings with found images, ancestral documents and gathered ephemera, she creates photographic mixed media pieces with translucent veils of narrative; layers of time and memory bleeding through one another, seeking a deeper truth. Like mis-remembered dreams, these pieces can be simultaneously clear and ambiguous yet offer a map to a liminal world where fresh myths are born; informed by the past, while envisioning a transcendent future.