Barbara Boss is a surrealistic abstract artist who creates unique photographic expressions in the emerging medium of iPhoneography. Her lifelong interest in biology, both flora and fauna, has fueled a fascination with the shapes of ordinary and extraordinary objects. Her work often reflects these themes.
iPhoneography begins with at least one or two digital images which can then be manipulated using specialized apps. The result is a one-of-a-kind creation in this new form of art.
As a teenager, Barbara was drawn to the surrealistic art of Salvador Dali and the cubist paintings of Paul Klee. After regaining her interest in abstract forms of expression, Barbara studied experimental watercolor in Sarasota under Maxine Masterfield in 1998. She then produced a limited number of abstract works using watercolor inks.
A graduate of USF, she went on to earn a Ph.D. in biology at the University of California, San Diego. Barbara conducted research at the Salk Institute and at a biotech company in northern California. She subsequently studied energy healing and Oriental Medicine and became a licensed acupuncturist. Upon returning to Florida, Dr. Boss turned to university teaching and administration. Barbara retired from all three career areas in 2011. From 2014-2016, she blended healing with art to create two distinct portfolios. The first consists of 40 surreal photographic images capable of aiding the soul’s journey. The second contains 30 blended images that aid in healing of the subconscious mind.
Most recently, Barbara’s creations have been meant for times of reflection, enjoyment and fun. A few have even been used to design apparel, fashion products and pillows.