Erin Bytheway : capstone
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The artist's statement: My photography documents adventures and tells stories. It’s a way for me to combine childlike desire to play pretend with an adult desire to have a career. Milky Way depicts the planetary explorations of a space pirate. The camera becomes a window of my ship; I look out and see nebulas, supernovas, gas giants, flat dusty deserts, treacherous polar ice caps, mountainous oceans, and decaying planets. The images themselves are meant to evoke a sense of discovery. I cultivate a landscape in miniature by allowing milk to dry at the bottom of glass, from anywhere between a ...