Advancements in electronics, logistics, and the birth of apps, have made our lives more convenient than stores. Technology has created a state of constant connection catering to an on-the-go lifestyle, of which many of us have inadvertently adopted. For some, this virtual world has become a place of comfort much like home. When the natural world lacks stimulation, becomes mundane, or inconvenient, our devices become an opportunity to escape. I suspect our relationship with technology is suspended somewhere between conveniency and distraction. This body of work explores the role technology plays in our lives, and questions whether constant connectivity is leading to a deeper disconnect. Cyanotypes reflect the natural world around us, as the history of the process is rooted in architecture and plant documentation. Paired together, the architectural blueprints and the nuclear family reference the idea of home and where we find comfort. Are virtual spaces providing the same level of comfort we feel at home?
 Our aesthetic choices are directly associated with the types of environments we are born into. The country, the nationality, the culture, and the religion are all factors that influence the aesthetic taste a person acquires. Pierre Bourdieu said, “Explicit aesthetic choices are in fact often constituted in opposition to the choices of the groups closest in social space, with whom competition is most direct and most immediate.” Without comparison it is difficult to form the basis for aesthetics and in turn value.
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 During an assistantship at Renaissance Press I was able to implement my fascination with light and architecture, taking time to document the light in the studio in the midst of workshops, print jobs, and research. I spent time with each photograph, converting it into a digital negative, then creating a cyanotype through contact printing. These photographs have become blueprints that stand as a record of the light casted during the day to day functioning of the press as a living, breathing entity.
MFK - Forgotten Territory | 2016