November 13th- November 20th I held a one week exhibition for my legacy driven series titled Bones. This is a series very special to me as it took about a year of planning and funding to execute. I wanted to create an experience around the series so I debuted the photos at the exhibition and am showing them on social media for the first time today. Below is a description and background of the series, written in third person.
Molly Rose is a Philadelphia based artist who’s most known discipline is photography. Originating from the Pacific Northwest Molly always felt conflicted with the stereotypical life of going to school and having a regular job with the creative energy that reigned inside of her. It wasn’t until Molly had her daughter Olive that she realized this was not the legacy she wanted to leave behind, to be conformed by society. It was then that Molly began to create with purpose, which leads us to the #BonesExhibit. When you move on from this life, what will you leave behind besides your bones?
Molly uses a mix of documentary style photography to capture her subject’s most honest feelings. The first 5 pieces presented to you are the photos from my the intiial segment of this project. They represent the muse in a delicate way. Their legacy can be guessed according their personal character, and the representation of the events that led them to their passing.In this day and age may of use give up our values, our dreams, for social media, for a basic 9-5. I hope this series instills the thought of peoples actions, and impact they leave on this earth. Whether its how you raise your child, or practice humanity, I hope you do everything you can to make this world different and better place.
If granted this prize I will use the funds to create images that make you think, each photo having a different concept that coincides with theme of 'BONES'
“Everyone must leave something behind when they die… Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die… It doesn’t matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.” -Ray Bradbury