Searching for Greener Grasses, 2020
300mm x 400mm
Megan KlostermanMFA Fine Art Media
The workPhotos taken at the cliffs of Dover, UK and the Appalachian Mountains, Cherokee County, North Carolina, USA.
Digital scan from 35mm Colour film.
The charity15% to NAACP Legal Defence and Educational Fund
The artistThe work explores memory, sentimentality, and intimacy through the romanticism of personal histories, nationalism, and patriotic rhetoric. There is a delicate line between the autobiographical and fictitious. The work reveres intimacy and sentimentality but diverges between loving and haunting and anger and affection. The work is a collection of memories (some true and some fabricated), songs, sentences, photographs, forgotten antiquated artifacts. Triggers from inanimate objects point to intimate memories of home, place, and family and past trauma.