Italy: Coinciding Pasts

Combined image of 2 bridges crossing the Tiber River, Rome, Italy

What a culture builds is a reflection of that society. The changes in design of places of worship, residence, transportation, and work reflect the changes of economy and values. Different interior spaces and exterior spaces provoke various emotional responses.

Italy is a place of the past with most of the important architecture dating from 100 BC to 1400AD.

I am interested in combining places within an image. Humans are trapped in time, but through images can experience time transcended. What does a place look like 2000 years ago verses 500 years ago as opposed to 5 years ago? The combination images that I make explore comparisons of buildings leading to the juxtaposing of cultures and history. The cultures are celebrated, and the thread that flows through all humanity is revealed.

 

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A note about the author

is a visual artist based in Indianapolis. She is drawn to natural, organic objects and portrays them with oil on textured surfaces. Often, she presents her subject in dynamic still life with a shift of time through movement or growth-decay.