Madelyn Ehler: Neighborhood Survey
This work is reliant on the formal attributes of scenes and objects located in an American middle class community. The images are not reliant on a particular geographic location, only referencing general representations of a working class area. Because of the more universal appearance of the scenes photographed, the formal elements of architecture and light become a primary focus in the series. These images express my desire to show the formal beauty of everyday surroundings from my own middle class neighborhood.
About the Project
- Title of Work: Neighborhood Survey
- Medium: Framed photograph
- Student's Name: Madelyn Ehler
- Major: Digital Storytelling
- Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2021
- Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
- Student's Mentor: Christian Rozier
- Mentor's Department: School of Visual Studies - DST / Film Studies
- Art Project ID: 21VADS - 007
Madelyn, I really enjoy these images. I love seeing the shapes appearing in different parts of the image, rhyming with each other. My favorite is the shot of the house through the chain link fence, each with its peak echoing the other. Nice time of day for that capture, too.
Your neighborhood photos remind me of the neighborhood of my childhood. The images do speak for themselves and connects those who view your work with memories of their own past experiences.
Thank you for your comment, Jim. I'm happy to have connected you to your own childhood. I'm sure these images will one day do the same for me when this particular place of the earth is no longer beneath my feet.
Beautiful work. For me, I especially like the house through the fence. The juxtaposition of the tree and framing drew my attention.
and congrats on wrapping up your undergrad!