Umbra
       
     
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Umbra
       
     
Umbra

As we age our idea of home shifts and changes. Once the comfort and familiarity of home is left behind, a conflicting memory of a mythic and foreign environment surfaces. In the series UMBRA I struggle with this notion of the familiar and banal transforming into a world of fantasy and unease. I work with my family members and personal memories to deconstruct what my home was and reconstruct what it has become: a shadow world where the past and present exist in the same space as the real and imagined.

In this process, a parallel yet fictionalized world is created, referencing not only the tenuous relationship between memory and photography but also the specific experience of growing up in the suburban American Midwest during the 80s and 90s. Using the visual vernacular of family picture-making with elements of extreme light, shadow, and color, I create a tangible portrayal of fading memory concurrent with the visceral reality of the moment. I am interested in not only exploring the construction of familial mythos, but also the romanticism and contentious psychological experience of growing up living the supposed “American Dream.”

1111_jossequinshair2_composit.jpg
       
     
1110_foreclosedrain1.jpg
       
     
101124_nic2.jpg
       
     
JulieReneeJones_Psychopomp.jpg
       
     
1206_ShadowHolePortrait_OBX.jpg
       
     
100925_kar1c.jpg
       
     
1110_mirlightmakeup3.jpg
       
     
1107_julguestroomblinds2.jpg
       
     
101114_karjul1.jpg
       
     
TheBurningBush.jpg
       
     
101113_jossundoor.jpg
       
     
110123_momcolor1.jpg
       
     
JulieReneeJones_Air.jpg
       
     
1202_Jas_SkyShadow_Vert1_16x20.jpg
       
     
ScalarField.jpg
       
     
Chiral.jpg
       
     
Backscatter.jpg
       
     
Sharon.jpg
       
     
Borderland.jpg
       
     
1110_showersteamwindowself1.jpg
       
     
1110_dadlightmirror1.jpg
       
     
Saltation.jpg
       
     
Zephyr.jpg
       
     
JulieJones_Subdivision_blurb.jpg
       
     
Sungazing.jpg
       
     
hydrangea_edition_24x30_May14_HPz3100.jpg
       
     
1209_SilverTree001.jpg
       
     
Vinitas.jpg
       
     
101124_jos1.jpg
       
     
jrjones1.jpg
       
     
Mascarar.jpg
       
     
1110_jasgaragecloser1.jpg
       
     
Anemophily.jpg
       
     
Caelus.jpg
       
     
Bitumen.jpg
       
     
1206_KarInnerTube_vert1.jpg
       
     
Beldam.jpg
       
     
JulieReneeJones_Nadir.jpg
       
     
1112_jul_puddle1_horz.jpg
       
     
1107_nickpine1.jpg
       
     
Capture.jpg
       
     
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