A series of the images can selected or provided from the "Sense of Self" series compiled into one print in consultation with the collector and the artist.
Series: Sense of Self. After shooting many portraits of people in their home, attempting to tap in to a psychological element, I realized I was frequently referencing my own selfidentity and issues. It was time to turn the camera around and start working further outside my comfort zone. It was time to expose my “Self” and reveal my own vulnerability. Sense of Self is a series of conceptual self-portraits that use blur, movement and light to add a psychological element to the work. The images in Gridding the Self explore my struggle to maintain a rigid sense of order upon my self (a process that is failing). This attempt and failure to contain chaos parallels my personal struggles and sense of identity. Unfortunately, this self-imposed rigid sense of order, a self that wants to grid, to sort, to map, to control, conflicts with my need to escape into freedom.
About Jane Szabo
American, based in Altadena, CA, United States