Saturday, March 3, 2012

home

This was for an assignment in my color photography class and this was my choppy and poorly put together artist statement

this is my home series aka the plexi glass series

"The word home is so malleable to me. It can change shape, morph into different places and states of mind. It’s too vulnerable to tack onto one single location. It’s too valuable to limit to a plot of land. Home isn’t a single space, because if it were I would be hard pressed to keep it occupied. I am sporadic, impulsive and spontaneous; I am always in motion and I need a compact home that can keep up with me, that goes through life with me. I need an idea, not a physical location. I need something impenetrable, stronger than any structure can be.
Therefore, I took “home is where the heart is” and created a visual metaphor using a sheet of Plexiglas lined with a wooden frame. The small frame represented the small space I keep around myself that I call home. More figurative than literal, it can withstand any storm or swell. The glass creates a barrier between the world and myself but still allows an audience to peer into my world. It represents safety with a dose of freedom. My home keeps me protected, it’s where I rest, where I love others and also miss them. I photographed my frame in different locations to show that I take home with me wherever I go, during positive and negative times. For me, home is everywhere at any time because home is buried deep inside me."

Ryan built this beautiful frame for me and I carried it around in my car for weeks, I know this isn't quite done yet, I'd like to continue to pursue it when I have more time (shooting while in school full time and working part time can be difficult) and more of an idea of what I want

but for now the finale is my favorite and I'd like to let it rest for a little while

Mire_01
Mire_02
Mire_03
Mire_04
Mire_05
Aquarius

24 comments:

  1. the last one, OMG I'm worried just by looking at it. Still awesomely beautiful Lexi.

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  2. lexi, the amount of your beautiful soul that you pour into your art is more than inspiration; i am in such awe of you. such a magical and touching series. xxx

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  3. guh, these shots are beautiful. i hope you keep on adding to this series!

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  4. wow this is wonderful. you have transformed the idea so well. This makes me wish I studying photography.

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  5. the one in the parking lot is amazing! and i LOVE the last one! :)

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  6. Beautiful series. I really like the third from the bottom.

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  7. I just LOVE the last photo!!

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  8. sometimes there are just no words to say how i feel about photographs. this set takes my breath away xxxx

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  9. I love this! I especially like the second night shot. The fogged up glass is just perfect!

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  10. you are such a talent! Gorgeous pictures! The last one is breathtaking!

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  11. The second, fourth and fifth are my favorites!

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  12. THE SECOND TO LAST ONE IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE

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  14. I love the concept and the execution. Your images are gorgeous, but not only that. They have soul.

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  15. The second photo is by far my favorite, but they're all marvelous! Seriously some of the most inspiring work I've seen in a long time, keep it up!

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  16. This entire series is incredible. And your artist's statement is so beautiful.
    I love this project and I really hope you continue it.

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  17. i am overwhelmed by the series, shocked, inspired, in awe. you are beyond incredible, you are the definition of an artist.
    i have just begun university and from seeing this project i feel inspired to push myself beyond the brief and create something powerful. thank you lexi

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  18. Waaaaahhhh, and as already written: the whole serie is speechless and so creative! The last one is obviously great from the greatest, but I also love the one just before, in the parking with the light filling the plexi frame. Bravo!

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  19. I really like these pictures, poetic much. Keep up the good work xx

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