SMU BFA Portfolio

JODI L. ROBBINS
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY – BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS – 2005

ARTIST STATEMENT

My alternative photography explores the relationship between elapsed time and perceived memory.

With influences as diverse as David Perry’s subject matter and the alternative photography techniques of Charles Debus, I am able to experiment with the ideals associated through classic Americana and the duration of time through aleatoric practice.

I am fascinated by forgotten Americana and how its demise is in direct relationship with societal changes. What starts out as glimmering hope soon becomes forgotten cherished items, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the exposing the new reality.

With a methodology that leaves room for chance, the viewer is left with an insight of the forgotten past and the actual present.