Somewhere Out There, Something Is Happening

Somewhere Out There, Something Is Happening


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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

President John F. Kennedy, June 26 1963

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There’s something about the American spirit – inherent in the American spirit – we don’t hang on to the past. We always move forward….

President Barack Obama, October 15, 2009

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While walking around on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. in 2009, I was mesmerized by the phrase boldly embedded into the stone facade of the National Archives – a place of our collective national being and history.

WHAT IS PAST IS PROLOGUE

As I stared at the wall, I liked the idea of creating my own archive.

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Somewhere Out There, Something Is Happening considers the contemporary American social landscape within the reaches of our inescapable past and to reflect upon whether what is past is a prologue of something happening now.

In addition to gallery installations, a suite of handmade, limited edition portfolio books isolate moments and places of both historical and contemporary cultural significance, collapsing our understanding of time and history.

While the photographs reveal a 21st century American place, the ubiquitous and vernacular nature of select vintage postcards and reflective text in each portfolio book provide for a psychological space of greater consideration and contemplation, offering clues of how our collective identity has been shaped, who we are and who we may become.

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Current Portfolio Book Titles


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Beneath the Dirt of Great Men

Carbon landscape of oil exploration in the Permian Basin of West Texas

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Whispers from the Apple Orchard

Manzanar War Relocation Camp for Japanese-American citizens during World War II in Inyo County, California

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It Was A Beautiful Dream

Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota

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And Then the Sky Turned an Angry Gray

Aftermath of an EF-5 tornado in Joplin, Missouri

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