Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
Intermedia & Photography
The work included in my MFA thesis exhibition entitled " American Standard" examines our role as narrative-based individuals within the American culture. In this current body of work I use the photographic image as a director uses the medium of film (moving image). Location scouting, casting, lighting, directing, editing, and processing all become intricate parts of the work, all to lead to a single solitary frozen moment in time that I believe creates a story. Story as created not in a fictional sense, but more in the vein of creative non-fiction, as the stories I tell come from a personal past. I ask the viewer to examine each photographic image, and examine its narrative fidelity. I would like the viewer to begin to become aware of their inherent attraction to narrative and that which unfolds because of that attraction.
Pascarella, John A., "American Standard" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1782.