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Artist Jenni Pirmann
Phoenix, Arizona USA
The Surface Below
The Surface Below is an examination of people in unnatural spaces. The extraneous factors, the background imagery of this family vacation are concealed into negative space. A solid color of blue fills the emptiness, masking the dysfunctions with the sincerity of the sky.
Vacation destinations are crowded by the presence of many contrasting social dynamics. Take the vacation scenery out of the context of a happy destination family portrait, and the complexities of the relationships around us become clearer.
The depiction is not about the scenery, or the beauty of the landscape, the focus is on the selected persons, their roles and relationships. How much space does a person need around them to feel comfortable? What contributes to a person’s sense of safety in a relationship? What gives us the impression that any of these individual interactions are more lasting or more valuable than another? The blue represents what may exist beneath the surface, what is being hidden. The reasons we are drawn to one person and fear another. The color blue blurs the division between family and stranger, allowing us to acknowledge what the surface below might reveal. We so often allow the sincerity and quietness of the sky to keep from us from discovering the unknown.
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