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St. Louis

March 21-23, 2024

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Kristina Smith

SPE Member since 2007
Member Chapter: South Central

The Place Between Sleep and Awake

The Place Between Sleep and Awake is a body of work created after a return to my hometown after some time away. The title of this project stems from a quote in Peter Pan. It states, "You know that place between sleep and awake? That place where you still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you. That's where I'll be waiting."

This body of work stems from an interest in the point in time after a loss or traumatic event, where one has awoke suddenly from a dream, and then is unsure of their dreaming or waking state. This work reflects the balance that I am striving to attain between the silence and lonliness of my new home and the comfort and familiarity of my old home, as well as the memories and relationships that these spaces once held. This in-between place is where I find myself longing to be, a place of comfort and home.

All images were shot with a Hasselblad using Kodak Portra 160NC film. Singular images are 12 x 12" and diptych images are 12 x 24." These are digitally printed with archival pigment inks onto fine art paper.



Morning Light

Lake and Sky

Waiting Area

Entry Point

Summer Skin

Seats and Docks

The Conversation

The Morning After

The Silence was Deafening

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