a wild place
Wild Place, 2010
Travelling through the rooms in my house. Passing décor and mirrors. A reflection of an image moves like a ghost in the peripheral vision of my eye. My mind is melding all of the images together so that I cannot distinguish myself from my surroundings. I am an object to be placed among the other objects decorating the room. Objectified, I am not getting any closer to myself by merely looking.
How did we begin to behold the image of the thing rather than the thing itself? What does it mean in our culture to be a subject? What are the various ways we imagine and rethink female subjectivity? Drawing upon some theoretical work and from my personal history I am also exploring these questions through photography.
The narratives of this photographic body of work, A Wild Place, are compositions of disparate and carefully constructed moments. The boundaries between inside and outside, public and private are obscured in this landscape of discordant chronicles. Feminine identity is revealed as a construct and wallpaper metaphorically parallels the human subject throughout this series of images.