I'm OK, You're OK
b. 1978, the year disco died
Artist Statement - The Study of Aloneness
In The Study of Aloneness, photographs are arranged into small series. Each series is an unconventional visual journal depicting what aloneness looks like and shows what it’s like to have a relationship with the self. Each series touches upon the elation and freedoms as well as the struggles in having to face oneself when experiencing aloneness.
When aloneness and renunciation is accomplished, identity no longer matters. Within each series, the stripping down of identity is depicted so that the imagery gives way to being universal. In each study, the subject gets closer to becoming no one, which is sequentially the most relieving condition of being alone. The deeper into aloneness one goes ultimately paves the way of losing and unraveling the false identity created over a lifetime. The minimal and simplistic compositions support the idea of forced self-awareness and challenges the behavioral patterns of avoiding oneself through external distractions.
The photographs show an eerie yet beautiful sensibility, as if experiencing aloneness for the first time. Discomfort is visually acknowledged. States of consciousness shift within the photographs and are constantly ever changing, just as the human conscious works, acting as a relief from any permanency. Hints of elation quickly yo-yo into awkward moments with the self and then interchange into peace. Through the use of color photography and black and white photography, the observer is able to delve into each state of consciousness and view each series as a narrative. The message and feeling is meant to be familiar to the viewer yet offers an uncommon and intimate insight of the artist’s transformative experience of aloneness.
Artist + Photographer + Art Educator
A print shop
NY, United States
Any photograph that is sized 16 x 24 inches and larger is printed by my preferred print shop. They will ship to you directly.
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Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
Please write the title of the photograph you would like to purchase in the notes area. If there are no notes specifying the title written in a custom order, I will contact the buyer by both convo and email to get clarification. If there is no response within a few days, I will refund the amount and cancel the order.
I offer different sizes! Please look through the shop to see all of the various sizes offered. Once a size is decided, please write the title of the photograph in the notes section when you place the order so I know which specific photograph you'd like. Titles can be found in the 8.5" x 11" listings.