Western Michigan University

Jenna Caschera

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Jenna Caschera
ART4710-Alternative Proccesses
Photography Installation detail,
Brown Van Dyke printPhotography Installation,
ten Brown Van Dyke prints
36″ x 72″

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The prints are done on 36” x 72” fabric, using the human body and images of vines to create “bodyphotograms.” Ten fabric panels are hung and suspended to create an interactive circular space inwhich the audience enters to view the work in its entirety. It explores a fantastical idea of vines beingrooted to our anatomical structure, similar to the overgrowth on neglected buildings. Within each printare images of two bodies interacting in small space, tangling themselves together. While enclosed inthe circular study, viewers are to imagine vines rooted between bones, muscles, and nerves, creating a new complex anatomy.

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

Courtney Deary

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Courtney Deary
ART3480 Photo II
8″ x 12″, digital print
1 of 15

Statement: Always seen, yet seemingly forgotten, and all the while the working class is the back-bone of America. 
One third of the countries population is living paycheck to paycheck in order support themselves and their family. In society pride or top-notch do not come to mind when thinking about having a career in poetry, mechanics, art, or agriculture. The book by Juliet B. Schor titled “The Overworked American” takes a deeper look into the lives of the working class in America. The reason for working so much is that these people are left with fear of unemployment, overwhelming household work, longer hours, a desire for consumer goods, and no time for schooling to get a better paying job. The lemon is the fruit often associated with something being defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. We all know the saying “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” which is insinuating something bad, or rotten has happened.  To show reference to societies’ view on the working class using lemons within the frame of the photograph, the irony with the lemon is important. 

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