1. This is a short experimental piece I made using video, photography stills and sound. It's about my experience from my urban walks in the Atlanta area specifically the Candler Park and Emory neighborhood. Textures and colors are predominant. I want the viewer to feel as though they were there. It invites the viewer to float through.

    My intent is to give others a view of what I see. I hope to portray a face level discovery

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  2. Religious paintings and their iconography interest me. While the intent behind these paintings was to portray religious stories or myths, they are often charged with eroticism, depicting moments of ecstasy and a heightened sense of being. The compositions are full of sensual fabrics and flesh while the looks in people’s faces appear almost orgasmic.

    Not only do the stories or the myths behind these paintings interest me, but also the artist’s lives, their models and their patrons are intriguing as the wives, lovers, patrons are often inserted into these depictions.

    I’ve created this series of tableaus through video and photography putting a twist on things with age, gender, sexuality and culture to grab the viewer. Drawing on references from film, history and culture, I’m using photography and video theatrically with odd unexpected relationships to retell stories and deconstruct art, and the way it has been done before.

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  3. In Satyritown, Rose M Barron takes us down through the rabbit hole of the shadowy Krog Street Tunnel, lined with its philosophical graffiti, emerging ethereally into the world of Atlantas Cabbagetown.
    The film is a wordless dreamlike experience of an eccentric artsy and unconventional place, where the mundane becomes magical.
    Filmed with an old fashioned super 8, the camera reflects the nubby, grainy, richly layered textures of the community. Textures and colors are intensified. The film takes on its own form, sensual as well as spiritual. It invites the viewer to float along as the camera does. Reality and fantasy merge crossing through the tunnel into this town.
    Scenes of a dog in a window sheets blowing in the wind, become an introduction to a place, its people—and the worlds they have built in their homes.

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  4. Madonna Tableaux
    My work examines religious imagery and uses this imagery to express ideas and concepts outside the boundaries of faith and spirituality. Through this imagery, I am examining my identity as a woman, the lineage of womanhood, and what a woman represents.
    The Virgin Mary has been the most visible woman in history. Throughout the ages she has been a favorite subject in Christian art including frescos and oil paintings, music and literature. Typically portrayed as a young woman, Mary/madonna has served as a role model to Christians and non-Christians alike, and even as a pin up to some early patrons of the arts. This imagery reinforced patriarchal values and projected a model of appropriate female behaviors and values for all women. The Virgin Mary’s purity and perpetual virginity make it impossible for any living woman to match her ideal. Today, the media tells women that fulfillment lies in balancing marriage, child rearing, community involvement, and a successful career, all while retaining a desirable weight. Women are doomed to fall short of their goals.
    My series of tableaux twist expectations about age, gender, sexuality, and culture to explore contemporary issues. I have chosen to use different types of women for my madonnas to represent the many types of women in the world. The madonnas in my images are often glitzed up and a bit sexy, portraying what our society expects of women. I focus on the sensuality, and other contemporary issues such as women postponing parenthood until later in life, in order to represent the vast variety of ways women live today. The women I depict are confident. They are women who have human needs and wants: the whole range of them, ranging from the spiritual to the natural carnal tendencies that are dominated by fleshly, worldly tendencies.
    The process of constructing and performing is important to this body of work. I am interested in symbols of excess as exemplified in the lushness of fabrics, fruit, or skin. The hand crafted construction of the sets and props illustrate the superficial and cultural construct of these much-valued elements. I cast real people (often friends) who are not experienced models or actors to play the characters, which often lead to odd unexpected moments. These images show the imperfections, and the humanness of individuals, creating a tension when juxtaposed with the religious and sacred iconography. I am reinventing and reclaiming religious iconography, rather than destroying it.

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  5. Religious paintings and their iconography interest me. While the intent behind these paintings was to portray religious stories or myths, they are often charged with eroticism, depicting moments of ecstasy and a heightened sense of being. The compositions are full of sensual fabrics and flesh while the looks in people’s faces appear almost orgasmic.

    Not only do the stories or the myths behind these paintings interest me, but also the artist’s lives, their models and their patrons are intriguing as the wives, lovers, patrons are often inserted into these depictions.

    I’ve created this series of tableaus through video and photography putting a twist on things with age, gender, sexuality and culture to grab the viewer. Drawing on references from film, history and culture, I’m using photography and video theatrically with odd unexpected relationships to retell stories and deconstruct art, and the way it has been done before.

    # vimeo.com/39939256 Uploaded 5,608 Plays 2 Comments

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