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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Colleen Mullins

SPE Member since 1999
Member Chapter: West

Pictures of the Floating World

These photographs were taken over a six year period traveling one to four times a year on a six-star luxury cruise line. The project is one that examines a private world, far beyond the first class curtain on an airplane. To me, the work taken on whole, represents an exploration of my mother's unrealized hopes to be a part of society's elite, and her hopes that she could push me there in her stead. She passed away in 2006 from a pulmonary embolism. Outside her several cruises a year, she spent most of her time secluded in her apartment in San Francisco, a far cry from the persona she'd developed over her years of cruising.This is just a small sample of the work. Traveling exhibition of varying linear footage available. Contact artist for further information.

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