The Reality of Existence by Kate Truisi
The Reality of Existence is an accumulation of work I made intermittently over the past few years. At the time, most of the images were made singularly without a larger narrative. It wasn’t until reexamining them did I realize that throughout this period the work I created held a common theme. During this transitory time in my life I was thinking about the impermanence of humans and what we leave behind. What was created is a series that deals with the fragility of our specie and the human condition. I was drawn to scenes that feel absurd but are not intended to be and become a mundane part of everyday life. Empty signs and structures show evidence of something that once served a purpose. Abandoned by humans they become part of the landscape and eventually are reclaimed by their surroundings. I felt it was important to photograph the people that were closest to me as I found myself having realizations that anything could change at any time. These portraits and deserted scenes draw our attention to the inevitable effects of time, aging and natural cycles.
Kate Truisi lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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