All life is subject to the flow of time, through layering, I seek to explore the intricacies that shape who we are. Transparency focuses on the central markers of time, such as past, present, and future. Each piece represents one of these concepts though metaphorical representations of time. The past and our memories are burdened by the constant adage of information that it holds and processes. The present is where we stand full of options and hopeful for the future. And finally, the future is the path we walk down willingly or not. By printing the photographs on acetate and hanging them in back-lit steel structures I seek to imitate the fragility and permanence that is time.
Two Sides of Self
Two Sides of Self, is inspired by my life experiences. The series aims to blend the two places that I consider my homes, Western Mass and Boston. Both have vary different and yet equal influences in my life. I moved to Boston for school and never anticipated staying past graduation, but the city has captivated me and inspired my art in ways I never would have anticipated. While I currently reside in Boston, a part of me will always belong to Western Mass. Two Sides of Self displays the things I love about both places while also comparing the physical similarities and differences between the two places.
Marking the Way
What do you do when you are lost? A sailor looks for a lighthouse to guide him into port, a plane waits for a watchtower to signal when it is safe to land, a hiker searches for trail markers, and a lost child is told to stay put and wait for help to find them. We seek help to point us in the right direction, we wait for a beacon, “a light or other visible object serving as a signal, warning, or guide” (Dictionary), to call us to safe ground. Beacon is a challenge, a place of calm, an escape, and memories calling like the North Star to familiar places and processes. Layered landscapes from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont come together into a composition that is simply New England. The piece asks and answers for me things and places that call to me when I feel lost. A new design on a familiar art process, an annual camping tradition when life is at its busiest, and people and friends that are dear are all wrapped up in the journey of moving forward. Like a lighthouse, the light in the middle sends out a call in every direction, guiding the viewer to safe ground and inviting a moment of peacefulness.
Artist statement coming soon