christy mcdonald

Photographer
  
Rolls+Tubes
Location: San Francisco, Ca
Nationality: Californian
Biography: As a visual storyteller I travel extensively using documentary and street photography to engage with the people and places I explore. With a natural propensity to wander off the usual paths, I observe the details of daily life, seeking out images... MORE
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Copyright christy mcdonald 2022
Updated Apr 2022
Topics Arts, Conceptual, Covid19, Fine Art, History of photography, Isolation art, Pandemic, Pandemic photo project, Rolls & tubes, Rolls and tubes, Shelter in place, Shelter-in-place, Toilet paper, Toilet paper art, Tp art, Tp photos, Women photographers
The Rolls & Tubes Collective is comprised of four women photographers from California; Christy McDonald, Colleen MullinsJenny Sampson, and Nicole WhiteThe commodification of the commonplace became a running theme of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Having made homebodies of us all, COVID-19 created absurd rolling shortages of flour, hair dye, and of course, toilet paper. This was the genesis of the ongoing work by the Rolls & Tubes Collective. In this work, each of the four artists reinterpreted a known image from the photographic canon utilizing toilet paper as a compositional element.

Rolls and Tubes started with an instagram account which led to several artist talks, panel discussions, podcasts, interviews (Buzzfeed!!), articles, online exhibits and even an in-person show in Philadelphia at TILT. Eventually we rolled it all into a limited run book and a deluxe edition of 15 and a website where we continue to sell prints. For copyright reasons I can't show the reference images here but you can see the whole project (and then some!) on our Instagram @rolls_and_tubes and on our website rollsandtubes.com where there are links to the original photographers' images.

Thee images are a selection of my work with the Rolls and Tubes Collective. 
All prints are for sale.
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