United Apart by Deanne Andrus
United Apart is a visual representation of a modern day marriage. It shows an intimate relationship punctuated by work-related travel. The struggle to want to stay close and in contact, despite the distance in miles, created a desire to fix the problem. This desire turned into a pictorial collaboration. By creating photographic art, my husband and I work together to visually erase the miles.
My husband is a business consultant whose work requires that he travel often for long periods of time. While he is away he sends pictorial texts and emails as a form of communication. For example, he will send a picture taken outside his office window with a text that says, “Good morning, it’s a beautiful day.” or a picture of an airplane that reads, “I am just getting on my plane, see you shortly.” These banal, visually shared moments, become our cherished moments.
Through the use of a LCD projector I project these photographs sent from my traveling husband and project them into my domestic space. The final images are a result of the domestic space/projection combination. The images become a visual bridge that connects our two places. The resulting pictorial love letters bring us closer together as a result.
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Deanne Andrus is an Atlanta, GA based photographer.
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