Ryan Stephenson

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Ryan Stephenson
126 in
58 in
(320 cm x 147 cm)
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I capture people in action, in personal settings, doing things they love to do. The work is a response to our current media landscape, which is jarring and anxiety-inducing. As an American living in Canada, I've been feeling helpless watching each news cycle. I know the stories of school shootings, corporate greed, decaying environment, and corrupt politicians won't stop anytime soon; and as a result, I can only focus on a localized and momentary happiness. This series portrays people doing simple things that bring them bliss, whether it be gardening, biking, yoga, or playing with a pet. More than ever, I need to see people enjoying life's small moments.
Mostly reclaimed textiles, thread, industrial felt, velcro, wood
Appliquéd/reverse appliquéd