I won't bore you with my stories.

Ashley Barnum's avatar Ashley Barnum

As this era of technology draws us deeper into a world driven by social media, we watch the art of verbal storytelling dissipate. It seems as if today's society focuses more of its energy scrolling, double-clicking, liking, tweeting, or pinning photos rather than inquiring about the 1000 words or more an image could express. Experiences are replaced by aesthetics and the raw is replaced by the arranged. Through my awareness of this trend, I have not only partaken in the attempt to capture the ephemeral, but I have also allowed myself to view beauty from behind a device as well as through the lens of a camera. I have come to realization that these devices won't ever capture our human experience. While I enjoy sharing photos from my travels around the world and keep many in frames, I can promise, I won't bore you with my stories.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 1 Inch
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 5 Feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 5 feet