Object Diaspora 2009 - Ongoing by Jennifer Schlesinger
I have photographed sacred objects that have belonged to someone else in an attempt to merge the memory and the spirit of the person in which the object originally belonged to, as well as the person whose possession it now resides, placing the sacred object into a new milieu. Like people who migrate from one country to another looking to begin a new life, these objects travel, get placed in a new environment and become part of the new culture they belong to. We breathe our spirit into these objects, and we use them with the spirit of the person who gave them to us, they become an “Object Diaspora”
This ongoing series of images are taken with a large format pinhole camera. They are selenium toned gelatin silver prints on 8x10” Foma paper, created in an edition of 12 with 3 Artist Proofs.
Jennifer Schlesinger is a Santa Fe, NM based artist.
To view more of Jennifer's work, please visit her website.