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Tragic Sites

Al Wildey's avatar Al Wildey

Tragic Sites - This series of photographic images are composite travels to historically significant locations where tragedy has occurred. The seven images include Trail of Tears, Cape Girardeau, MO; First Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL; Tule Lake Stockade, Tule Lake, CA; Second Baptist Church, Detroit, MI; Burnside's Bridge, Sharpsburg, MD; Pearl Harbor, Oahu, HA; and the September 11 Memorial, New York, NY. These images are superimposed digital photographs of specific journeys/locations that reference movement through time and space. Opacity adjustments of individual photographs create a composite image where details dissipate and meld; much like a short film compressed to a single frame, details disappear and in their place only a temporal impression persists. These recent images focus on historic sites of loss and are intended to be suggestive, not descriptive, just as any historical recollection naturally is. Seven images have been selected to acknowledge ArtPrize 7.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: variable