Julia Nguyen: capstone

Nguyen, Julia, artist
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The artist's statement: Have you thought about where your produce and meat come from? I have. Over the past several years, I had first-hand experience working with an organic farm in the Midwest. Some of the product takes months to even be ready to be put on the table. In order to have products in the summer or any time of the year, farms have to plan months or even years ahead. There are early mornings and late nights. There are long days outside taking care of the soil and the animals come rain, snow, and shine. Many of us don't see the process of what it takes to have produce and meat. I am hoping that throughout the body of work, I display a behind-the-scenes view of farming and sustainable, regenerative agriculture. By capturing this process, I am hoping to enlighten us all so that we may have a better appreciation for the food that we put on our table. I went around to local farms and a local kombucha fermentation warehouse in Fort Collins, Colorado, in order to capture these moments. What I have seen is amazing— with how much they care about their products! Edward Weston once said, "The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh." The quote inspires me to not only care about the product but how it came to be.
2021 Spring.
Colorado State University Art and Art History Department capstone project.
Capstone contains the artist's statement, a list of works, and images of works.
photo image making