Sweet Heart Collection
Influence- My influence begins with 1940's and the beginning of the color field painters in New York City. Drawn to the freedom and the non representational experimental style of the era, I am all about the abstract aesthetic. Inspired by 1940's modernist Color Field Painters, I went with the idea of experimenting with color and subject, or there lack off. Using an abstract and avant garde approach. I was mesmerized by the results. This approach and technique I call a color field photograph. Qualities of a Modern Art in a Post Post Modern world.
Technique- Flash, pale, yet colorful, blowout, haunting, bright light, analog, 35mm, less is more, fade, nostalgia, color field photography, large field of unbroken surface, creating a presence, creating a perspective. A ghostly feeling, the flash, the glimpse into the past. One photo, one moment. Like you know only one photo exists. The faded pale colors- cold abstraction. Treads the line of past/present, dead or live. temporal living. Picking the composition, deliberately choosing the new design, the new pattern, creating a new perspective. Modern- experimenting is the base of this project. I wanted to create something that was my own fashion. Create a new look using photography. Creating a new perspective. Color Field- Flat solid color, swaths of color, freed from any objective contest. Open unbroken color.
Abstract- Vibrant, Loud, Color Blocks, anti figurative aesthetic, departure from reality, seeing intensely, curious
Modern-Experimental, 1940's NYC, the idea to create something that is abstract.
Color- Create a collection, photography is my fashion. Deliberate color selection. Rich color fields and complimentary colors.
Meaning-The empty space, the nostalgia, more about the emotion. Bleak.
These photos are what I call "Abstract Color Field" photos. Started this project back when everyone was still shooting film and continued through the years. Using the same 35mm point and shoot camera, I went in out of every vintage store in Chicago. The color speaks to me. The way it falls on my eyes is like no other. I felt compelled to preserve these treasures, these color patterns. Drawn to the analog implication of less is more. More of a decisive moment. I call it sweet heart collection because that's how I feel about these clothes I have chosen, they are for a sweetheart. Collecting these colorful bright clothes, attracted to the composition, the idea of having a piece.