Natural Consolations (top right)
8.5" x 11" opens out to 5'5"
Bittersweet Branching (bottom right)
8.5" x 4.5" opens out to 4'5"
$300-- To Purchase Contact 23 Sandy Gallery
Natural Consolations and Bittersweet Branching explore the elusive boundaries between the human body, memory and psyche. The imagery in each book symbolizes the distance or proximity of memories within one’s cognitive and visceral consciousness by visually layering physical objects in copious detail with images of the female form in lesser clarity and focus. The three-dimensional objects from nature represent the texture of human emotions and the tendency of one’s psyche and body to accumulate experiences over time. The placement of organic material parallels how those experiences and emotions fragment, scatter, are shed or decay as memories over time.
Alison Hahn is originally from Houston, and holds an MFA in Photography from Texas Woman’s University. She wanted her first camera when she was 8 years old and has been pursuing book arts and photography passionately for the last 9 years. Alison currently teaches undergraduate photography courses at several colleges and universities in the Dallas- Fort Worth metroplex. The two photographic books included in the show are from a larger body of work, Immaculate Memory, and are based on personal research into several mind-body integration modalities.
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