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©Marcy Palmer, So Tell Me Now

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©Marcy Palmer, So Tell Me Now

Unearthing Series

The photographs in this series are about the space between the imagined and real.  There is reference to constellation, a need for a controlled environment within a chaotic one, and a constructed world with natural elements.  These works are filled with a tension between frustration and control, and wonder and delight.  Through these images, I could express my new and emotional journey of parenthood.  Although the objects used in these images are not directly related to childhood/parenthood, the emotions evoked are.  My experience as a parent to a young child lends itself to this tension, but the images relate to something larger than my own experience. 

©Marcy Palmer, Your Sweet Magic

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©Marcy Palmer, Your Sweet Magic

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©Marcy Palmer, Twilight With You

The images were made by drawing and painting on a paper backdrop, shining light through holes in the backdrop, moving lights, hanging wire, string, branches, and other elements to create shapes and lines in the compositions, which I often interact with.  A slow shutter speed is used when capturing the images to show a sense of movement in many of them.  I see this as abstract drawing in a 3d environment, which became a place for performance, and then a record of movement and time. Performance is inherent in the creation of these images, and glimpses of that performance are integral to the final image.

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©Marcy Palmer, The Noise

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©Marcy Palmer, Dizzy

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©Marcy Palmer, Burst

Reaching that sense of wonder and curiosity in the world is something that I connect to by making and experiencing art – through photography or other media.