ART 576: Photography
Installation Still (found photographs and acrylic paint)
Title of piece: “Was I Ever Really Here?”
Was I Ever Really Here? explores the concept of home through memory and nostalgia. The year I left for college my parents got divorced and moved to different cities. These abrupt changes ended up leaving holes in places I once found home. Many spaces and relationships that once occupied my life became inaccessible to me except through memory.
Using my childhood photos I am literally “erasing” myself with white paint to represent the disconnect I feel from the physical and emotional pieces of my past.