_ Kayl Parker is currently studying for her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and expects to finish her degree in 2013.
_ Through interdisciplinary photographic and sculptural work, I aim to decode our relationship to objects, delving into why they may carry associations of attraction and repulsion. Each item I work with has an inherent relationship to me, but also shares a separate connotation with the viewer. Therefore by isolating and depicting each object, I prompt the audience to transform them through the projection of their associations. This raises questions not only about the objects themselves, but also about the photographer’s process in choosing and arranging these objects. I aim not only to compel the audience to make free associations with objects, but also to spark a conversation about the act of taking a photograph. The viewer’s experience is vital to the photograph being able to support itself outside of the studio. The photograph must be abstract enough to remain both objective and familiar simultaneously.