untitled #1, archival pigment print, 16x20”
this is a sampling of my final for both my reverse photo and black and white classes. it originated from the earlier work i did last semester, as well as drawing ideas from the gouache paintings of my family portraits. as of now, the series is still not finished; i feel as if it is a wonderful start, but i am excited to see where this body of work takes me. yesterday, i mailed a submission to the philadelphia photo arts center for their upcoming exhibition for new artists. the first five photos (in this order) were submitted for consideration. scroll down for artist’s statement. at the moment, each of the five exist as an edition of five and are selling at $200 a piece.
untitled #2 (real woman), archival silver gelatin print, 11x14”
untitled #3, archival pigment print, 16x20”
untitled #4, archival pigment print, 16x20
HOW DO WE MAP MEMORY, A THING THAT IS ALWAYS INEVITABLY OBSCURED? HOW DO WE CLASSIFY WHICH IMAGES ARE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO STORE AS MEMORIES? HOW SO WE TREAT MEMORIES THAT ARE OURS COMPARED TO HOW WE TREAT THOSE THAT BELONG(ED) TO OTHERS? HOW DO WE PERCEIVE THEM? OR HOW DOES OUR PERCEPTION CHANGE WITH TIME? HOW DO THESE IMAGES EXIST AS OBJECTS?
I AM HIGHLY ATTRACTED TO THE IDEA OF SENTIMENTAL MEMORY AND THE STORIES IT HOLDS OF FAMILY, HOUSES AND THE IDEA OF HOME. THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY, I HAVE THE ABILITY TO FORM MEMORY INTO TEMPORARY TANGIBLE SCULPTURES AND DOCUMENT THEM. BY CREATING THESE PHOTOGRAPHS, I CREATE AN ARCHIVE, ONE LESS FLEETING THAN MEMORY ITSELF.
untitled #5, archival silver gelatin print, 11x14”
other photographs not included in final selection:
untitled #6, archival pigment print, 16x20”
untitled #7 (found), archival silver gelatin print, 11x14”
untitled #8 (disconnect), archival silver gelatin print, 11x14”
untitled #9 (let’s sleep on it), archival pigment print, 22x22”