• Air/ Plains (August 10, 2013 "Conrad") Version #2
  • Millee Tibbs
  • size 44" × 32"
  • year 2013
  • medium Archival digital print
  • edition 10
  • framed In white
  • price $2050
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“In the series Air/Plains, the ever-familiar image of the setting sun, photographed over a two-week period in the Great Plains region of central Nebraska, is reconstituted into an artwork that is simultaneously representation and object, as I would print out the images, fold them into a specific paper airplane and rephotograph them. The title refers both to the content of the image, air and plains, and to the object into which the photograph has been folded, an airplane. The resulting image holds the illusionistic space of the landscape while being photographic documentation of its manipulation.” — Millee Tibbs
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About the Artist

Millee tibbs

Millee Tibbs’ (b. 1976) work derives from her interest in photography’s ubiquity in contemporary culture and the tension between its truth-value and inherent manipulation of reality. Her photographs often address the fabrication of an ideal of the American landscape. By disrupting the photographic image through physical interventions (folding, cutting, and sewing), her work responds to the miniaturization and domestication of land through photography. Tibbs resides in Detroit, MI and holds an MFA in photography from RISD. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad, participated in a fellowship at The MacDowell Colony and has held artist residencies at the Wassaic Project and the Santa Fe Art Institute.

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