Series Statement: Crowd Pleaser Series

 

Consider your relationship with the individual nearest to you: a stranger, a friend, or simply someone nearby through physical proximity.

 

Consider this person’s significance to you.

 

By extracting a tiny piece of digital information from the image of a random person,

a tiny pixel of color now exposes and identifies the significance of this person from within.

 

The color happens again and again until each individual is no longer alone.

 

These lines of color draw imaginary paths of alignments between previously anonymous strangers. The paths of color illustrate a committed yet impersonal relationship between them.

 

Privacy and anonymity no longer exist.

We are in the loneliness of the post-millennial world.

Living side by side, independently together.

Series Statement: Forager

 

This series is about visual acknowledgement of an object that resides in one specific location at one particular moment.

 

The pieces are titled as identification.  For instance, “18042” is the postal code of the location where the object was “found” or “foraged.”  “1/2017” is the date. 

 

Foraging is the act of obtaining food or provisions (from a place).  This series forages for objects for the purpose of identifying the vast landscape on a small, pixel-sized level.  It is so specific that the object is documented at that time and place only.

 

The natural world is ever changing, both seasonally and globally. Landscapes change, sway, and alter according to elements that have simultaneous minute and infinite parameters.

 

If we reduce any and every object to a pixel-sized moment of identity, we understand that the world hinges upon the smallest and most specific details imaginable—or unimaginable as the case may be.

Series Statement: A Season of Litanies

 

 

The dots in this series are exactly what the title implies: they are litanies, lists or prayers, multitudes of them that simply hope for the best as prayers while also acknowledging grievances as litanies do.

 

Their repetitive presence serves to recognize that, as a population, we touch everything in our efforts to either conquer or nourish.

 

We live within the natural landscape of this earth.  As city dwellers we encounter these beings (trees) on our sidewalks and parks.  Although they are often held captive by our cities and the landscapes that we have dominated, the trees maintain an undeniable autonomy even when stripped of their dignity.

 

As a population, we have touched everything.

LISA STEFANELLI-LeROY