I’ve always wanted to travel and had hoped photography would bring me to far away places. I also knew that some of the most powerful work comes from artists who can observe what they know best - their home and immediate surroundings. An honest gaze on my own situation certainly seemed like a risk.
Comfortable at home, I also yearn to experience the broader world. At times, I feel lonely and isolated, and seek comfort in art, literature, and in my imagination.
The black and white photographs move beyond realism and toward abstraction, linking concrete objects to imaginary ones. The light represents my desire to break free from the shadows I find myself in.
Questions arise. Am I happy in my relationship? And what constitutes true happiness? Have I gotten complacent? Do I have enough time left in my life to reinvent myself?
Given that our time on this earth is limited, what do I want to do with that time? This work contemplates the fear of the unknown. It’s about finding the courage to break through and follow the light.
Tsar Fedorsky is an art photographer whose work has been exhibited nationally and published worldwide. She holds an MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School and a BA in history from Amherst College. She was awarded an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and was a Critical Mass Finalist. She resides in Gloucester, Massachusetts. More information and a CV can be accessed on tsarphoto.com.
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