"I crossed the street to walk in the sunshine." -Elizabeth Gilbert
Calethia DeConto (American, born December 27, 1980) is a lens based artist known for her imagery that explores a conscious relationship with nature, personal rituals in healing, sensuality and metaphysical intuitions. Born to adventurous parents - Calethia was raised in about 15 places traveling often with her military father. DeConto began taking photographs at a young age - connecting with the land, communities and new cultures wherever “home” was for that time.
From 2007 Calethia has exhibited her photography and short films with galleries across the United States in group and solo exhibits. She continues to utilize her lens as a means to study and honor the natural world by photographing found objects, shapes and feminine figures that come together like a visual poem in the form of collage, cyanotype, experimental film or cinematic photograph.
DeConto considers herself to be a multidimensional project based artist utilizing various mediums and tools to tell a story.