Artist statement by Ann Judkins of North Mankato. "In all of my art work – drawing, painting, and photography – I enjoy experimenting with media. In my latest series of photographs, “Surreality”, I have been editing the photos to give them colors that go beyond what one would see in nature. I enjoy making the image look identifiable, yet surreal and somewhat abstracted. In “Loon of Many Colors” I have manipulated my photograph of our state bird into the antithesis of its natural black and white coloration. The result is a visually exciting image that takes the viewer beyond reality into a world of surreal colors."