Byrna Flowers

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Byrna Flowers
38.5 in
x
33 in
Year
2017
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My work in portraiture is interaction driven. I get to know my subjects by taking candid photos and studying their unique body language. Focusing on the person in mid- motion, I capture the raised eyebrows, crooked smiles, and waving hands that we all use to communicate. I sit with my subject and try to have intimate moments. This is a response to the deluge of Instagram and Facebook images currently flooding our daily lives.

My intention is to reinterpret fleeting imagery by creating a permanent object from an ephemeral image that we are accustomed to seeing swiped away by a finger. Tapping into the tradition of quilts and painted portraits as family heirlooms, I create contemporary portraits from these casual photographs that are snapped by cell phones, often live in the cloud, and usually disappear.
Materials
Reclaimed textiles, felt
Techniques
Raw edge appliquéd, machine sewn

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