Josh Hershman

Artist in Residence

My most recent sculptures encourage new ways of looking at photography, and allow the optical and fluid qualities of glass to bring deeper meaning to the photographic image.  I use the camera as a starting point for my experimental creative process – emphasizing the beauty of its design and function by focusing on how images shape our memories, dreams, and consciousness.  By taking photographs and joining them together with glass, I am able to link two diverse vocabularies together into a unique sculptural language.  As these ideas and images connect, the natural play of light and optics inherently found in glass imitate the actual process of taking pictures and exposing negatives.  My series titled “Day Residue” draws lines between photography, psychology, physics and contemporary sculpture, and gives three-dimensional depth to the two-dimensional medium of photography.


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