Foundation

Title

Foundation

Creator

Sheldon, Tristan

Abstract

Artist Statement: My work is primarily an exercise of thorough observation and exploration of the innateaesthetic qualities that are unique to the two-dimensional world around us. I make work thatutilizes the reductive qualities of photography to create art out of the mundane and ordinary. Iuse techniques that isolate my subjects from context and emphasize their form and compositionwithin a frame in order to give my pictures a sense of completion that the real-world subjectswould not otherwise have. Photographers are inherently limited to working in two dimensions,so I look for subjects that, when seen the right way, are elevated by the monocular nature of themedium. This practice questions the values behind what makes a “good” photograph, and theextent to which the picture-making technique informs the interpretation of the image whendivorced from the reality and cultural significance of the subject.

Date

2021

Relation

Part of the VADs 2021 Digital Exhibition

Rights

Rights held by author.

Identifier

21VADS - 022

Collection

Citation

Sheldon, Tristan , “Foundation,” MU Libraries Digital Exhibits and Online Forums, accessed November 27, 2021, https://library.missouri.edu/exhibits/items/show/57.

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