Cynthia Fleury is a Twin Cities based fine art photographic artist whose passion is  experimental photography and unigue and creative processes and techniques such as infrared photography, image transfers, and gilding precious metals to fine art photographs.  She creates artistic interpretations of  landscapes, architecture, still life, travel and digital art. She studied art and painting over the years with her  interest in photography as an art form beginning in 1998 when she studied photography at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  Her digital artistry began in 2004 when digital image capture became a more viable art form than traditional film photography. Her current work combines the art forms of painting, sculpture,  and photography digitally and physically. Her work can be found at Gallery Aurora & Lens Prose Studio in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis. 

The above image "Sheldon Ruins" was awarded the Judith Cantor Memorial Medal of Honor Award from the National Association of Women Artists in New York in June 2024. This is a color infrared print on vellum gilded with 24kt gold leaf.

Sheldon Ruins is the ruins of a Prince Williams Parish Church in South Carolina originally built in the mid-1700’s. General Sherman burned it down in the Civil War in 1865. This image was created by using a converted digital infrared camera with a filter of 590 nm giving some red and blue color along with the infrared wavelengths of light displayed. I chose to gild this with 24kt gold leaf to create the blue/green of the sky and to accentuate the antiquity and beauty of this ruin not typically seen in the United States.