What we talked and didn't talk about. digital photo, 2021.
Catch and Catching (diptych) digital photo, 2021.
I identify as a painter, but during the pandemic I've found myself reaching beyond my brushes and easel for a media that might better convey what this time has felt like. We have spent time inside and time behind glass, whether that of a window or the screens of our computers and phones. My work is about my own experience, but I hope it is about you as well, and my desire to reach you.
To create these photographs, I documented personal installations of text and adhesive tape within areas of transition in my home with my iPhone. Through the photo series, I sought to explore my desire for connection and community, as well as the feelings of anxiety brought on by the pandemic. For some photographs, I used tape as a filter, as well as using it as a substrate on which to document my experience. My photos are about exposure, touch, sensitivity, flawed barriers and protection, repair, and a desire to be close with others, despite it all.
Like being that close would be enough. digital photo, 2021.