Inspired by the loss of my mother- an exploration of the grieving process and how it takes form in both our conscious and subconscious Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 20, 2012.
About this project
This is my senior thesis project, otherwise known as a "Div III" at Hampshire College. Up until now this project has been mostly funded out of pocket and from a little bit of money from my school. I have accumulated all of my images and now it is time to start printing. You can view some of the images I'm working with on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/livlovelee/sets/72157629323056579/ I am mostly trying to raise money for the paper I need to be able to print 28"x35" for my gallery show in late April. Please help me achieve my goal!
The Project is inspired by the loss of my mother; exploring what it feels like to lose a person and how your perception of that person changes from life to death and as time passes. Our memories become hazy, with grief we seem to think a person or a relationship with a person was a certain way – we tend to block out the unpleasant moments and focus on the good, lifting up our deceased onto a pedestal. People that have died live in both our conscious and our subconscious, they enter our dream states and we wake up thinking, if just for a moment, that they’re still alive. Sometimes it is uncertain whether a memory is real or whether it has entered the imagination through a dream.
My mother taught swimming, synchronized swimming, and water aerobics, among other things. Her favorite place in the world to be was by the ocean. She started teaching me to swim when I was eight months old, and so many of my happiest memories with her involve the water. Because of her, throughout my life I have developed a deep connection to the water as she had, and thus most of this project's imagery is derived from the ocean and other bodies of water.
Through photography, writing, and installation, I will attempt to enact these experiences with death. The project follows very personal accounts of grieving in hopes to communicate universally what it is to lose a person. I hope that my viewers will feel the intense emotional turmoil of my journey with loss, but also experience the joyfulness of a life being remembered.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or more
a 4x5 photograph of your choice on Epson Luster paperEstimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
an 8x10 photograph of your choice on Epson Luster paperEstimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
an 8x10 photograph of your choice on archival fine art paperEstimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
any size of your choice up to 28x35 on archival fine art paperEstimated delivery:
- (30 days)