Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Food and Self-Portraits
Scott and Kim Anderson's Backyard, Hartford City, Indiana appeared in the Joyce Elaine Grant 2016 Exhibition in January. The theme? Food. The photograph? Cake. I was happy to share an award with Amelia Morris whose canned goods in the image above are making me hungry.
One of the self-portraits in this juried exhibition will be traveling to LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Massachusetts. Here is the text that accompanies the photograph:
I spent three weeks in the Fall of 2013 printing one page of all the fonts that featured a pound sign in Microsoft Word. During lab days when my students were working on their projects, I painstakingly cut each one apart, ending with an estimated 30,804 (my cat may have eaten a few). The goal was to draw attention to the overuse of the hashtag in social media by creating a photograph where they dominated, yet ultimately revealed nothing more than an element of disguise.