The aim is to bring together in a single gaze various different moments of the gaze.  The results is a mechanism similar to what is in music we call polyphony…It seems to me that anyone who wants to communicate an idea of what is happening in his or her mind at any time can only do so by way of a cacophony of dissonant elements.  Jean DuBuffet

This collection of non-linear narratives or life-studies, are created from past memories, present day experiences, information and circumstances that together tell and hide the story of American violence in all its permutations.

Through the tradition of tableaux vivant, folk art and still life I tell these stories and my own.  Using these familiar yet complex styles and traditions, I’m interested in how our brain gives us only a small view or space for memories and interpretations of experiences to exist within us.  In these “spaces” I create and mix new knowledge with past memories, this overabundance of imagery camouflages or ignores what lurks beneath the surface.  This imagery is stored together as one or as mixed information, always creating stories that seem disjointed but related, as they are all happening or have happened within the same space of the white middle class Americana.

American Pastoral
Julia Freeman American Pastoral Collaged fabric, paper, photographs and other found materials on wood panel
Lies/Almost no one makes it out
2014
Collaged fabric, paper, photographs and other found materials on wood panel
W48" x H72" x D2"

Julia Freeman American Pastoral Collaged fabric, paper, photographs and other found materials on wood panel
an old silver bowl filled with apples and grapes...
2013
Collaged fabric, paper, photographs and other found materials on wood panel
W62" x H48" x D3"

Julia Freeman American Pastoral Fabric, photographs and hand-printed papers on wood panel
Thy Neighbor
2013
Fabric, photographs and hand-printed papers on wood panel
W60" x H48" x D3"

Julia Freeman American Pastoral Fiber reactive dye, photographs, fabric and paper on wood panel
The Well
Fiber reactive dye, photographs, fabric and paper on wood panel
W96" x H48" x D2"

Julia Freeman American Pastoral Collaged fabric, tar paper, paper, photographs and wallpaper on wood panel
Magical Collections
2011
Collaged fabric, tar paper, paper, photographs and wallpaper on wood panel
W45" x H40" x D2"

Julia Freeman American Pastoral Collaged fabric, tar paper, paper, photographs and wallpaper on wood panel
The Alice
2011
Collaged fabric, tar paper, paper, photographs and wallpaper on wood panel
W45" x H43" x D2"

Julia Freeman American Pastoral Collaged fabric, tar paper, paper, photographs and wallpaper on wood panel
My Warriorship
2011
Collaged fabric, tar paper, paper, photographs and wallpaper on wood panel
W50" x H45" x D 2"

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