It's still September right??? I am looking back on the last time I made a post and can't believe it has been so long. Time has simply flown by. I have been been buried in the studio making new things and making editions of other works. Therefore I think its only fair to make this a comprehensive update of studio happenings.
My fall was completely full to the brim, on top of being an artist, I was interning at the Massachusetts State House as photographer for Office of the Governor. It was an exciting and enlightening opportunity that taught me a lot about government at the same time challenging me as a photographer. (In case you don't know I don't normally photograph people, which is exactly what I spent almost 4 months doing.)
In expectation of the SMFA Art Sale that happened in November, I created my largest light box yet. It was also the first one made out of stainless steel (shameless plug-in for how accomplished I feel over this fact).
In November the Abigail Ogilvy Gallery (my representing gallery) did an artist spotlight on me which you can find here.
From December - January I had the privilege to have my work displayed alongside many amazing artists during the Salon Show at the Abigail Ogilvy Gallery.
January - Current
Currently, I am working on a few fun smaller projects alongside the bigger photo project I mentioned way back in August. Don't worry I am actually going to tell you what the photo project is this time.
An Archive of Time
Time is often a central concept in my practice and during the fall of 2016 I did a series of mini photo books on books. The books looked at markers of time on books, such as damaged spines and faded or older marbling. The series of photographs was taken in Tisch Library on the Tufts University Medford Campus. Incidentally, a senior thesis project kept me busy and from pursuing this interest for some time. However, I have been slightly obsessed with doing this project in another library. During last summer the Boston Athenaeum, a private library in Boston, graciously bestowed on me a complementary artist membership to pursue this project in their library, where I am focusing on the portion of their collection housed in the "drum". My interest is still entirely on the markers of time and the way the books have worn through age and use. Each book has a story to tell just by existing. Each is unique and has been a part of many peoples lives. The series is far from done and I will be working on it for quite some time, but I have included some sample images below**. Eventually, a selection of the images will compiled into a series of books and those books will then begin their own life and will age and wear too.
Follow me on instagram @kristinamccombart to see photos of what I am working on as I work on it.
**Sample images are not selected final images nor are they completely edited.
A newsletter! It's long overdue at this point.
An online shop of a small selection of work, including steel stars, earrings, tunnel books, and a few prints.