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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Sarah Moore

SPE Member since 2014
Member Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

Variations on Loss


Blue was the last color to be named, a color so evasive it wasn’t easily reduced to a name. Blue has long been a color associated with calm, melancholy, and longing. I photograph the ideas of blue compulsively. I do this to escape, to search, to stare, and to admire. I shoot my photos with a single camera and a single lens. The photographs I capture are then printed, compiled, sorted and assembled into installations, which allow for movement, multiple entry points, and a plurality of interpretations.
I’m working to explore photography with a contemporary process and within feminist landscapes. My work does not revolve around single images, nor does it revolve around narrative. I want to create a vocabulary of imagery that capture feelings of yearning, emptiness, and struggle using abstracted landscapes. They reject the ideas of the sublime and monumental in subject matter, method, and in representation.
My photographs feature the same orientation, are no larger than a snapshot, and frequently feature horizons and monochromatic subjects. I do this to align the emotional purpose and increase the intimacy of viewing the installations. The audience may identify a specific emotional presence, gravitate towards a grouping of images, or focus on a single image among the field. I believe these installations more accurately reflect a contemporary mass-media culture in which viewers are inundated with imagery and prefer their own methods of negotiating experience and content.

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