Indefinite Free Time (2013 - current)
In 2013 I began my project Indefinite Free Time, a series that I continue to make today. The series of photographs address the humanity of Guantanamo Bay detainees by translating their paintings and drawings into a photographic form. Each photograph is intended to position a viewer to see what a detainee saw while they were creating their artwork. With these delicate arrangements of objects, these still lifes stem from the real or imagined and serve as an ambiguous glimpse into each of the detainee-artist's psyche. I see this project as collaboration, of which is an important part of my practice, yet this collaboration is with artists I will likely never come to know. My photographic translations, the process of actualizing the detainee tableaus with real objects in my studio, has become a space both aesthetically and emotionally where I am able to empathize with the faceless and nameless artists.
Selected installation views:
ibid. (2011 - current)
_IMG (2012 - current)