Understanding Our Feelings

This series started by scanning black and white educational learning cards that were made by Instructo Corporation in 1967. Cards that were intended as a learning aid and designed to teach children how to read emotions in others. Once in digital form each image was then layered and blended with multiple original photographs. The resulting print is a mash-up of my thoughts and experiences from the last few years of living with the fear of  Covid-19.  Time, these last many months has taken on a surreal quality.  Everyday was the same yet not.  Days passed slowly while weeks speed by.  Each final photograph is a compression of time, obscured and retrofitted until the past is brought into the present as a darkly veiled vision of what life has become. The work mirrors our daily lives lived under the weight of the pandemic.  This is an ongoing series.

 
Feelings #14
Feelings #14

Color photo-composite of found image from a 1960's Instructo Corporation teaching emotions flash card combined with original photographs.13" x 19" 2021

Feelings #19
Feelings #19

Color photo-composite of found image from a 1960's Instructo Corporation teaching emotions flash card combined with original photographs.13" x 19" 2021

Feelings #11
Feelings #11

Color photo-composite of found image from a 1960's Instructo Corporation teaching emotions flash card combined with original photographs.13" x 19" 2020

Feelings #8
Feelings #8

Color photo-composite of found image from a 1960's Instructo Corporation teaching emotions flash card combined with original photographs.13" x 19" 2020

Feelings #2
Feelings #2

Color photo-composite of found image from a 1960's Instructo Corporation teaching emotions flash card combined with original photographs.13" x 19" 2020

Feelings #1
Feelings #1

Color photo-composite of found image from a 1960's Instructo Corporation teaching emotions flash card combined with original photographs.13" x 19" 2020

Feelings #13
Feelings #13

Color photo-composite of found image from a 1960's Instructo Corporation teaching emotions flash card combined with original photographs.13" x 19" 2020

Feelings #12
Feelings #12

Color photo-composite of found image from a 1960's Instructo Corporation teaching emotions flash card combined with original photographs.13" x 19" 2020

Feelings #10
Feelings #10

Color photo-composite of found image from a 1960's Instructo Corporation teaching emotions flash card combined with original photographs.13" x 19" 2020

Feelings #9
Feelings #9

Color photo-composite of found image from a 1960's Instructo Corporation teaching emotions flash card combined with original photographs.13" x 19" 2020

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