Untitled 2

Lydia is a US winner of the 2010 Flash Forward competition!

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    | 11"x14"
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    | 16"x20"
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    | 20"x24"
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The prints you receive are archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.

The quoted dimensions refer to the paper size, and not the size of image contained within the paper. Each image is printed with a minimum 1/4" border to allow for framing, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Lydia Anne McCarthy
Untitled 2, 2009
from the series Merged: Experiments in Space-Time

My work is concerned with the concept of multiple dimensions in space and alternate realities that exist simultaneously in our everyday lives.  I am interested in the potential for these realities to be glimpsed through our interactions with and experiences within our environment.

I take two seemingly disparate types of pictures: color images of my surroundings and black-and-white images of window screens.  I photograph my neighborhood, a middle class suburb with woods and the natural world woven throughout it. This is the world I grew up in and a world I am constantly trying to escape.  I then combine these photographs with the screen images.

The screens are based on neuroscientist Heinrich Kluver’s ‘form constants’, or patterns that one sees while hallucinating.  I am interested in how screens both admit and deny matter and how, by pushing this even further through digital manipulation, I can use them to alter space and create a new, unsettling environment where barriers begin to break down.

I see this house everyday and love its wild garden that tumbles towards me over the stonewall.  While the house itself is relatively close to the road, the trees and shrubbery protect it well from my curious eyes.  I was especially drawn to it at this moment when the trees in the background were ablaze in fall afternoon light.

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