Sharon Neel-Bagley reveals nature that goes unnoticed or is invisible to the eye. Her photographs combine science and art to allow viewers to see the environment as she sees it. Sharon's current photographs provide a peek into the true nature of trees utilizing photography, scientific tools, and methods. Microscopic Cross Section and Other Oblique Views: Urban Heat Island Effect from a Tree's View, will start with Sharon's hometown of Dallas. She has randomly selected 12 zip codes to represent Dallas county. Her exhibition will include discarded trees and logs from the 12 zip codes to reveal the tree's view of the Urban Heat Island Effect in Dallas. The city of Dallas is one of the five Texas cities that are heating up faster than every city in the country except for Phoenix. The second phase of her project will focus on each of the other four cities: San Antonio, Ft. Worth, Austin and Houston. Sharon will travel to the other four cities to create an exhibition specifically about the Urban Heat Island Effect in their city. This will culminate in a traveling exhibition that brings new views and conversations about our communities view of trees. Sharon was awarded an Individual grant from Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs to expand this project to cover 12 random zip codes in Dallas county.
Mrs. Neel-Bagley's other work involves environmental, social and oral history. She uses photography, sculpture, collage, and video installations.
Her fine art photography has been exhibited in solo, group, and invitational exhibitions in galleries and museums within the US. Sharon's work resides in corporate art collections, museums, private collectors US & INTL,. She has received grants and awards for her fine art photography.