Checking in again, still in Florida but from a new town this time. I visited my favorite town, Tampa. I was lucky enough to visit two neat art museums, The Tampa Museum of Art and The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
I decided to split this trip into two posts, because I had too much fun at both museums that I want to share as much as I can with you.
Let’s start with The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. The exhibit was all around amazing. My favorite part was the Anonymous Women : Camouflage and Calamity, by Patty Carroll. Carroll studied graphic design at the University of Illinois.
I’m going to start by saying, she is an amazing photographer and truly inspires me. Her collection contained various photographs with hidden messages and objects. The main thought was to find the hidden mannequin, but the message was so much more than that.
Before I unveil the awesome photos, I want to give you a little background on what her goal was. She decided to focus on displaying a powerful message about women and their complicated relationships. The mannequin is used to show the woman herself and domestic objects, to display the complication from the domestic relationships.
Here are a few of my favorite pieces!
This exhibit was amazing to see. She is an outstanding photographer and I love how she displayed an amazing message in such a unique way. My favorite was for sure the piece, Phoney.
What also was cool, was that there was an interactive section where you get to become a part of one of her pieces. Here is my try at it.
It was a lot of fun, her unique approach to a harsh subject is something I want to include in my work. I love that about her and her style. Check her work out, and let me know what you think!