ArtFace: Shari Wilkins
Photographer, vintage photo collector, and Cleveland Print Room Executive Director Shari Wilkins has been inspired by Henry David Thoreau since someone handed her a copy of Walden when she was 12 years old. “He was a Transcendentalist who put emotion & intuition above reasoning,” Wilkins says. “Philosophically & spiritually, I connect with him. My work is my attempt to grasp the significance of our existence. Last spring at the Hidden Mother exhibition at CPR, my piece for the show was a memorial to my mother by proving her existence through my photographs of her personal effects (her actual ponytail, her false teeth, her wedding suit). I also search for evidence of our existence through my obsession with found photographs. The found photos are the evidence that we exist.” Which is a great reason to shoot with film, and make prints. At the Cleveland Print Room.
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