Chairperson, Art Department, Orchard Park High School, Orchard Park, NY (former)
Lakota Shaman Lame Deer said, “The physical aspect of existence is only representative of what is real.” In photography, objects must exist on the physical plane in order to be captured on film or digitally, but I see a synchronicity that I attempt to bring to realization for everyone to experience.
Although my primary concern has always been the creation of images which communicate the existence of this alternate reality, I became dissatisfied with their subtlety. Events of the physical plane, both personal and global, grew to a level of urgency which, for me, demanded expression. What emerged was a series of photographs called Road Kill: The Flattening of America. Two of these images were included in the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education: "Christian Iconography and Activism in Contemporary Art of Lillian Mendez and Frani Evedon" by Dr. Mary Wyrick, Professor of Art Education, Buffalo State College, New York.
I continue to create images that study synchronicity as well as explore issues that are based in the physical. Currently, I am using Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI) and X-rays to delineate the concept of deterioration. Our physical bodies certainly deteriorate over time, but so does our planetary body, helped along by environmental neglect, global violence and disease. As I work on these images, I have discovered that I am combining my penchant for the metaphorical and abstract with the grittiness of Road Kill resulting in visual assertions that explore the transitory nature of the physical on both individual and universal levels.
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