One Week in Spring2021
This work is available through Uprise Art NYC.
The phrase “one week in spring” was a signifier of a specific coincidence from 2018. While looking back at my archive of photographs documenting mine and my partner’s disheveled bed in the morning, I noticed a consistent set of photographs spanning one full week at the onset of the spring solstice. I was drawn to this idea of change and growth associated with the season. My practice slowly began to shift during this time to be about learning and a patient production, focusing on the space and context of gathering, of quiet, of intimacy.
During the Covid-19 pandemic however, the simultaneity of stillness and transformation occurring in everyday life brought a natural disruption to established routines. This new work was produced under my own tense framework of urgency that avoided overthinking—these prints are purely about play and curiosity. This imagery draws upon nature and the biological systems modeling change, the concept of emergence, and the added coincidence that the start of the 2020 pandemic lockdown also happened before a spring solstice. I continue my investigations on intimacy, but here I look more at grander gestures and arrangements as a means of navigating and discovering possibilities.