[ISEA97] Artist Statement: Gloria Brush – The Twice Constructed Garden

Artist Statement

The Northern Garden is an experiential construct far removed from our seasonless electronic existence. The physicality of gardening stands in stark contrast to the sleek containment of on-line navigation. In this series, The Twice Constructed Garden, human intercession determines the intersection of the natural and the technological. The insertion of personal intention through the reordering of experience occurs in both physical and digital space. Through use of a decidedly low-tech pinhole camera, image sources are registered from these places which are human ordered, nature produced. Once acquired, these fragments are reconvened and mediated through digital intervention. Each image serves as a channel for the exploration of expectation and recognition. The images in this series have their sources in photographs made with a pinhole camera. Those sources then have been digitally selected and manipulated on computer and published via a dye-sublimation printer.  gloriadefilipps-brush.com/the-twiceconstructed-garden

  • Gloria DeFilipps Brush (U.S.A.) is on the faculty of the art depart­ment at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Born in Chicago, she earned the M.F.A degree in generative sys­tems from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1972. Brush currently works with scale model architectural camera and pinhole technology mediated through digital manipulation. She is a McKnight Foundation Photographer Fellow for 1997-98. Brush has received artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Minnesota Arts Board, Arts Midwest, and the Bush and McKnight Foundations, and assistance from the University of Minnesota Graduate School and Polaroid Corporation. Her work has been published in Leonardo, Wired, ViewCamera, American Photographer, Darkroom Photography, Polaroid Photo Education, Angeles, and Harper’s magazines, and in Naomi Rosenblum’s book A History of Women Photographers 1850-1975. Selected Collections: Philadelphia Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Polaroid International Collection; Bryn Mawr College; Kresge Art Museum,Tweed Museum of Art, Blue Sky Gallery CD-ROM,Wright State University Photography in the 1990s CD-ROM.