Here is my take on the notions of pregnancy/visual culture for the 2010 women’s caucus exhibit.
Two images that represent the glamorization and sexualization of pregnancy in our visual culture.
Left: Demi Moore, Vanity Fair, 1991
Right: Britney Spears, Harper’s Bazzar, 2006
Here two images depict a woman who is grasping her pregnant belly. The focus is on the life inside the womb instead of the constructed material world.
Here two images depict the naked abdomen of a pregnant woman. The linea negra, a black vertical line that appears in about three quarters of all pregnancies is visible. In these images the pregnant body is celebrated in its sensual, imperfect form.
Here are some recent photography collages made with the PicFrame and Pic Collage apps. Eugene after running the Disneyland Half Marathon in 1:26! Photographs from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Artist Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s “Sheep Station” at a closed Getty Station near the High Line The flatiron building in New York Artwork from the […]
Well it’s been some time since I’ve updated my blog. The spring was a very busy time as I had to write my PhD qualifying exam which was a very challenging. Here are some photographs from Champaign-Urbana, IL and Chicago, IL. March 2012 in Urbana, IL My street in the Historic East Urbana neighborhood. A […]
Over the past several days I have been reflecting on my progress in Joseph Squier’s Writing with Video course. The class is one of my favorites at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as it promotes daily engagement with creativity alongside the video-making research process. This semester re-engaging with photography and art/video-making has been […]
The notion of home is very important to me. For the past year and a half my life has been in transition between the move to Illinois, start of my Phd, subsequent divorce, and home renovations. More than anything else I want a home to share and call my own. The house is slowly getting […]
Can you identify one strength that you have discovered over the past five weeks? -This class has reignited my love of photographing objects from my daily life. It is now something I do daily and passionately. It is a pleasure to interact and share with the instagram video community. I’ve discovered that how I […]