Number of works: 30
The ability to see is what allows one to process and perceive visual information. Abstracting and blurring the urban environment and natural surroundings that I photograph allows one to then see and therefore perceive the environment in a non-literal way.
Abstraction in my work is a result of the way things are represented; yet they are still things, in a place. The only edges that bring clarity are the borders of the photograph on the paper, creating a rectangular frame for the slur of information to interact. The picture lacks focus in an endeavor to present a different perception of the world.
My approach was informal, as I was not in pursuit of a pictorially beautiful object, but instead I responded to things that I knew I could distort, using my camera, into something aesthetically pleasing and interesting that would lead to a narrative. The blurred photographs each suggest a place or offer a space for one to connect familiarities of their lives. The openness to not choose a specific subject matter and not work within the confines of traditional photographic conventions of clarity and sharpness challenged my assumptions about the photograph. I believe, anytime our fundamental assumptions about time and space are altered we must occupy a less comfortable place in our mind, one that invites new conceptual approaches and in this case, new perceptions as well. I hope my work can be a catalyst for seeing the photograph function differently, but also one for seeing from a different perspective.