photography, U of Wisconsin, Madison

Conley Clark

Conley Clark
ART 576: Advanced Photography
Archival pigment prints

Statement: Originally exploring environments where fierce masculinity and the queer male body meet, I became more interested in self-portraiture and the notion of clarity as they grew to be key elements in whatever I was pursuing. In Tenderly My Garden Grows There, the mirror presents itself as an object of self awareness; another lens in which I am able to discern the likeness of my queer identity, as well as acknowledge the artifice and performative nature of both photography and gender. This new work also draws upon a variety of themes, such as desire and longing, concealment, and superficiality all while implicating the viewer in the process.

U of Wisconsin, Madison, video

Mariah Watts

Mariah Watts
Art 476- Intermediate Photography

This video is the final product of my “Soundtrack” series. I wanted to transform photos into the images that flowed through my head whenever I heard an inspiring song. In this video, Reset, I wanted to tell a Mother Nature story, and how we have completely inserted ourselves in her terrain and her fight to take it back.

photography, Rollins College

Elizabeth Shugart

Elizabeth Shugart
ART 300: Photography 2 Theory and Practices
Digital Prints; 13×17
5 photos out of a series of 15

In this project I am looking at the manipulation and control of water in Florida and the development that this enables, whether agricultural or housing, and the impacts of both. In a human world, the natural flow of water crosses our lawns, roads, and agriculture picking up chemicals we use to fertilize our lawns and agriculture and the oil released from cars along the way. These elements are far from natural, pervading the ecosystem, impacting its ability to function properly as the new elements are foreign and unnatural. This project seeks to capture or suggest these human inputs into the ecosystem through capturing the sources of the pollutants and the methods of controlling water.

St. Norbert College, video

Emerson Bartch

Emerson Bartch
ART 460 Digital Studio

For this piece I was inspired by Jan Svankmajer’s stop motion film from 1992, FOOD, and the saying “You are what you consume.”. Through this piece I was thinking of music and how, similarly to visual art, it creates an emotional response from its audience and can greatly affect an individual’s mood. All though we do not get to decide what products are produced for us, and in a sense don’t have control over what we want to consume, we have the ability to determine what we will consume based off of what is provided for us. Those choices can affect our health and who we are as a person.

photography, St. Norbert College

Diedre Brennan

Diedre Brennan
ART 460: Digital Studio
Digital Prints; 26” x 20″

Statement – I am calling this work Digital World. I wanted to create a world where technology and digital use are the main focus. The landscape is a blown-up keyboard. You see color pops of illustrations that make you want to take a closer look. Upon taking a closer look, you will realize that every person is on their phone, either looking at it, talking on the phone, or taking a selfie. In some ways, I think that this can reflect how people really are in today’s society, looking at their phone while walking around instead of engaging with everyone around them. I wanted to creatively represent how big of a role technology plays in our lives today.

photography, Rollins College

Thomas Wheatley

Thomas Wheatley
ART: 300. Photography II
Digital Prints; 8×11

In this series, focus on this fantasy world that I have made up in my head. I wanted to elaborate more on the unknowing and uncertainty someone can feel when dropped into a place they are unfamiliar with. These images are apart of a series that follow my imagination, which is a made up fantasy world that you can feel and smell when looking at these photographs. Being from the north, I have always been fascinated by the different “seasons” Florida gets compared to up north. The typical Florida whether is an essential role in my work, as I play with water, rainfall, the sunrise and sunsets, and the mist that rises in the morning. All of these natural causes help me express more the magical idea I am trying to portray.

photography, Rollins College

Angela-Maria Martinez

Angela-Maria Martinez
Art 300 Photography II: Theory and Practice
Digital prints; 17 x 22
Series of 20 images

The images I capture reflect the correlation between the unknown and the uncanny. Through the objects and situations displayed in these photographs, I intend to capture the cautious wonder with which we regard the “unreachable unfamiliar,” and how the act of exhibiting the “other” adds a barrier of separation that impedes us from accurately understanding and accepting what we see. Although we may experience various degrees of curiosity and appreciation for the endless foreign entities we confront, our inherent nature and cultured experiences force us to approach what is unclear with weariness.