i’m jealous of erin o’keefe

That’s it… I’m packing everything I own into a bunch of tiny little pink and yellow suitcases, and then moving myself into this series of still life photographs {titled Our Home My Home} by New York based artist Erin O’Keefe. When I first saw these images, I couldn’t decide if she was trying to convey a sense of emptiness, or the promise of something new. Turns out, the answer is ‘yes’. Here, in Erin’s words, is what this project is about:

The photographs in this series are still life set ups that include images of various empty rooms that were part of a year of transition. I emptied my childhood home after the death of my father, and moved to a new home with my husband and children. I am interested in the tension between the space of the still life in my studio, and the spaces depicted in the photographs.






comments (8)

  1. emily fitzhugh /// 01.26.2011 /// 8:28am

    *gasp* breathtaking work. Of course I love the color and concept but to learn the story behind the pieces make it even more special. Thank you for finding this magic.

  2. Kelly /// 01.26.2011 /// 8:50am

    i much prefer her work to Georgia O’Keefe’s.

    PS: so nice meeting you at Alt! wish we’d chatted more. i guess that’s what DMs are for. ;)

    xo
    Kelly

  3. pippilotta /// 01.26.2011 /// 9:59am

    i´m jealous too!

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  5. kristin /// 01.26.2011 /// 12:03pm

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing….

  6. the jealous curator /// 01.26.2011 /// 11:37pm

    so amazing, right?!
    and kelly – i wish we’d chatted more too! next year for sure… i’m already counting down the days til alt 2012!!

  7. Sara /// 01.27.2011 /// 3:45pm

    I love erin’s take on her experience, and the form of it in general. and colors are great. the whole deal.

  8. the jealous curator /// 01.27.2011 /// 4:36pm

    yes i totally agree sara… the whole deal is amazing!