Home Grown

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Created: 03/03/13
Last Edited: 03/05/13
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This series focuses on the continuity of life; the aging, growth, and process into different stages. I have captured this process through photographs of the harvest season in my father’s backyard garden as the crops ripen. The harvest is important to my theme as it is a sign of gain; the ripe crops give life and nutrients back to the farmer as a result of his action of giving life and nutrients to them; just as I move into a new stage of existence and give back to the world what it has given to me.
More specifically, this series is a reflection of my adolescence confined and surrounded by comfort and growth. These photographs display my childhood, as it is the garden that my father has planted year after year on the only property that has remained stable in my life. As a child everything seemed timeless but as I have matured, I realize that time ages everything- and it ages quick. It was not until I began taking these pictures that I realized how time has aged my father and with that, aged me. As I leap into the “real world,” I reflect back on my youth before launching into the next season of my life.
  • "Authority"
    24" x 16"
    Digital Photography
  • "Exposed"
    24" x 16"
    Digital Photography
     
  • "Loom"
    16" x 24"
    Digital Photography
  • "Legacy"
    16" x 24"
    Digital Photography
  • "Decisions"
    24" x 16"
    Digital Photography
  • "Offering"
    24" x 16"
    Digital Photography

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