Material Choices

Recently I have given a lot of thought to how material choices factor into the conceptual aspects of my studio practice. As an MFA student I am constantly challenged to defend or at least examine every formal choice I make. Some might say I have a materials obsession, others might call it a diversion, one critic accused me of having a “materials fetish.” Through the … Continue reading Material Choices

Man, Memory, Machine

Last week I went to the Perelman Building across the street from the main Philadelphia Museum of Art building. The Perelman building houses the Museum’s Library and several other small exhibit spaces. I came across many interesting works during my visit but for the purpose of this post, I would like to focus in on three pieces. As I mentioned in my previous post, I … Continue reading Man, Memory, Machine

Memory: Miyako Ishiuchi

I am currently reading about memory in contemporary art and came across this beautiful quote from Miyako Ishiuchi. “I continue to take photographs of scars. I cannot stop because they are so much like a photograph. More than like, they have almost the same quality as a photograph. They are visible events in the past and recorded days. Both the scars and the photographs are … Continue reading Memory: Miyako Ishiuchi