Anna Leigh Clem

Photographer
    
grounded
Location: Somerville, MA
Nationality: American
Biography: Anna Leigh Clem  is a photo-based artist working with book arts, text, video, sculpture, and other media to explore and portray her longings for innocence and connection with the natural world. Compelled by the secrets inherent in memories,... read on
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grounded
Copyright anna leigh clem 2021
Date of Work 06/01/04 - 08/15/15
Updated 04/27/17
Location New Paltz, NY

(2014)

Softcover, 8.25"x5.25" book (closed)

Teenage years are laden with fear, wonder, and self-doubt. In attempt to dissect that strange age as well as cope with my own bittersweet nostalgia, I have put together my first zine. All the photographs are from my high school years, and the typed text is excerpted from nighttime AIM (instant message) conversations that took place during that time. I have drawn between the photographs to continue the line from fact to fiction, indulging my imagination, which grows more vivid as the memories fade.

A heartfelt thank you to the po’ backpack gang roaming the streets of New Paltz, the seventies circle rolling ‘round the bungalow, and the beautiful losers dreaming atop an airfield, drifting downstream.

We are grounded. And yet the sky is not the limit.



To purchase a copy of grounded, please visit my store!


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