Title

Memory Markers

Lead Author Major

Studio Art

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Jill Vasileff

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Daniel Kasser

Abstract/Artist Statement

My inspiration for this series of photographs came out of a desire to create a body of work reflecting the subjects that initially caused my interest in photography to grow. I included photographs of people close to me and also landscapes that I have enjoyed witnessing. These subjects are important because they serve as markers in my memory and help to mentally transport me back to those experiences. I have used this body of work to reveal people and places how I would like to remember them and as a way to train myself to photograph in a more personal style, giving my photographs a stronger voice. I have selected some photographs to present within two photo books and others to be mounted in rows on the wall. I hope this method of display will reach a balance for the viewer between the informal and personal photo books and the more formal and prints hung on the wall. These photographs represent my admiration for the people close to me and their significance will continue to grow as the people in them and I move further apart and change. The landscape photographs will serve as an important tool for me to remember my past as they prompt recollection of the settings where I traveled during my last year of college. Together they will help me keep on track throughout my career, as they will serve as a reminder of why I originally found value in art and photography.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

17-4-2013 6:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2013 8:00 PM

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Memory Markers

Reynolds Gallery

My inspiration for this series of photographs came out of a desire to create a body of work reflecting the subjects that initially caused my interest in photography to grow. I included photographs of people close to me and also landscapes that I have enjoyed witnessing. These subjects are important because they serve as markers in my memory and help to mentally transport me back to those experiences. I have used this body of work to reveal people and places how I would like to remember them and as a way to train myself to photograph in a more personal style, giving my photographs a stronger voice. I have selected some photographs to present within two photo books and others to be mounted in rows on the wall. I hope this method of display will reach a balance for the viewer between the informal and personal photo books and the more formal and prints hung on the wall. These photographs represent my admiration for the people close to me and their significance will continue to grow as the people in them and I move further apart and change. The landscape photographs will serve as an important tool for me to remember my past as they prompt recollection of the settings where I traveled during my last year of college. Together they will help me keep on track throughout my career, as they will serve as a reminder of why I originally found value in art and photography.