ART 5480: Photography Workshop
Inkjet Prints; 11″ x 17″
ART 314: Extended Photography
The works on display re-situate some traditional female artistic and domestic activities. A series of large photographs explore the ties women have historically been bound to by food and clothing. Weaving becomes a predominant theme and method by which these gender duties are examined. One of the works of this exhibition is an organic woven tablecloth depicting a myriad of images that seamlessly integrate over and under one another. The methods that bind these photos have also been bound to women over the centuries. The subtle references to the female gender also push and pull within the relationship of the organic and inorganic lifestyles that have evolved over time. The evolution is not perfect, nor complete, but the cloth is still being woven.
Sarah Jane Ripp
Art 699: Independent Study / Photography
2 prints in an ongoing series (20+ total)
In this series I am exploring books as a system of record keeping. Close, detailed frames are used in the photographs to examine books as a collection of handwritten records, labels and sentiments. Attention is drawn to texture, wear and marks found upon the pages, covers, edges and spine of each book to emphasize the handwriting that has been scribed upon these surfaces. The books are objects that once belonged to someone. They have been dismissed and cast off to second hand shops, making these once private messages publicly available. All of the writing is found and unaltered.