Void Phases

We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” ― Neil DeGrasse Tyson.


Connection. Everything on Earth has a connection to each other; the wind blowing on your face is the same force that sways the trees and moves sail boats. An act of kindness in “paying it forward” connects the feeling of gratification from one person to the next. Imagine being at a concert of one of your favorite musicians as they play a song that resonates with everyone and the crowd starts singing the lyrics energetically and in sync, this is also a connection. These interactions can be visually interpreted by a connected flow of energy left by people.
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has left many people devoid of daily human interactions with friends, colleagues and strangers. With a quarantine in effect, many places and roads in the state of Georgia have become void of people and activity. Void Phases is a series that examines the flow of energy, left by the normal daily activities of people, to show how much emptiness that has filled these locations due to the quarantine. In my light painting/drawing I recreate an idea of what normalcy would be in ordinary locations. Taking inspiration from Japanese Photographer Tokihiro Sato, I use combinations of line work and dots to symbolize people and movement in my photographs, giving these void spaces life again. As time continues to pass, we can look back at these photographs as phase in our lives that has changed how we interact with each other and know that energy that connects us will
always be there.

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