Photography, Installation | 100 Photos of 100 Strangers, Grid Installation in 4 x 25 | Each photo 5.18 x 4.27 inches |
Text inside stating person's biggest insecurity and biggest strength
“So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.
― Sylvia Plath*, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose and Diary Excerpts
In the day-to-day rush of our own lives it can be easy to forget that there are so many other lives playing out around us. Using the instant- one chance for the final photo- method of a Polaroid, this piece works to capture some authenticity of the people we pass by everyday but never interact with. In using a grid display, it also hints on the compartmentalizing we use to make sense of others and ourselves. This is an attempt to peel back the first layer of what is seen and encourage people to- not break through the boxes- but recognize them and begin to unfold themselves and the people around them.
*An acclaimed author and poet who strove for worldly perfection and success all while battling depression and a complex web of inner conflict.