Scene from Country Home is inspired by my desire to bring authentic places into my work. Up until now, I have been using images from the Gender Portraiture Project, while I imagine the places and settings where the people can be. This base image is taken from Wyck Historic House Museum in the Germantown Historic district of Philadelphia. I am experimenting with combining photographic images taken by me from real places with portraits and found images. I find images from online copyright free books and journals and by photographing artifacts in my environment.
You can visit the Gallery at Center for Emerging Visual Artists, 237 S. 18th Street, The Barclay, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA – now through August 19th, 2011 to see this work in the flesh!