Amy Schuessler is an artist, writer and photographer and a recent graduate (with an Honors B.A. in Photography and a Minor in Art History) of Columbus College of Art and Design, where she graduated Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude. Schuessler's work as a photographer relies on techniques and ideas from photographic history and includes recurring themes of history, nature, psychology and mortality. Engaging formal genres of art such as the Dutch tradition of still life and ideas of memento mori and nature morte allows me to express shadowy ideas and concepts in a concrete and contemporary way. My work focuses on the photograph as an object, the romance of the antiquated process and tradition, and the role that language plays within visual photographic art.