From the Inside Looking Out by Brittany Marcoux
Since my parents’ estrangement four years ago, my perspective has shifted into a realm of bitter contemplation, analysis, and critique. Their separation after 25 years of marriage has unsettled not only the foundation of our household, but with divorce procedures just underway, I am noticing that the effects of this event are altering everything: I look at places, people, and (most significantly) objects with different eyes, questioning their purpose, truth, and actuality. This shift accounts for the way I photograph my subjects, taking them out of their context, and into a separate environment for singular speculation. In my series “From the Inside Looking Out”, I use brightly colored backgrounds and common objects symbolically, along with some optical tools and techniques, to arouse rumination and create layers of self reflection. Within these everyday objects--an hourglass, tangled venetian blinds, a deck of cards--I find hidden messages representing time, relationships, and the effects we have on one another.
Brittany Marcoux lives and works in Boston, MA
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