Sunday, October 18, 2009

photo: 1850's and today

Victorian Dress Project

Artist Statement

I live partially in the here and now and partially in my imaginations of the past.. In the last few years I’ve been working on a project where I photograph a Victorian dress in contemporary Bay Area landscapes and cityscapes. The juxtaposition of the dress to the landscape allows me to imagine the past in my present surroundings, to see the relationship and the incongruities. The dress has become humanized; it is now a she. Our trips together are like two friends exploring the Bay Area, looking for new places and seeing old places in new ways. I take her sightseeing and try to see her point of view.

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