Green Gables Revisited; A coloring of Memories by Erika Masterson

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Published by:
Erika Masterson
Published:
1/21/2017
Specs:
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
28 pages Perfect-bound
Category:
Photography
Tags:
Abandoned house, Dress form, Embroidery, Erika Masterson, Erika Typewriter, Green Gables, Hammershöi, vintage dresses

My work is about a woman revisiting her adolescence in the late 1800’s, when things seemed like a simpler time to be a young woman. She returns to Green Gables to revisit her life in pursuit of finding herself. The moment she steps up to the door she is a young lady again. She remembers life with her sisters having afternoon tea and pretending to host elaborate parties. She enters the room where the typewriter was kept and the love letter she wrote with no response. The emptiness she felt as she gazed in an empty frame meant for her wedding photo, "Someday, she thought”. She repeats, "he loves me, he loves me not" as if she can control the outcome in her reality. As she revisits her life in detail, the walls speak to her in paintings of color, the color of her memories. She has finally been set free from her emptiness and defeat. There has been “one” who has loved her all along.

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