Connectedness
Project info

This project reflects an abiding interest of mine: the nature of human connectedness. In a world ruled by technology there are moments when we simply disconnect from the “real” and get lost in the latest Facebook post or Tweet. Yet we are all human and thrive off of physical interaction. How often do you see people playing an analog game, let alone a card game? “Card Players” shows such a game dictated by bluffs and facial expressions, a moment into which one can read many layers, with those who have a good hand and those who do not. Or in “Looking for Love,” two life paths diverge in one frame: the girl with the guy ready to find love and the two single friends relegated to the outside, possibly bitter and alone -- a dialogue about our paths in life. Alas, there are times when we miss the connection, as in “Communication:” two people immersed in their cell phones miss an opportunity to connect, seemingly uninspired by one of the classic depictions of passion, Francesco Hayez’s “The Kiss.”