Monday, February 23, 2009

brianna m. burnett

As chance would have it.. at the euphoric Maggie Taylor/Jerry Uelsmann lecture, I ran into a former grad student attending Tech at the same time I frantically completed my own undergraduate studies. I was delighted to see her.
I present to you... Brianna Burnett.
In the few encounters I've had with Brianna, she's been both benevolent and insightful.
Once, directly directed to her small studio space, inspiration was not all she left me with. Brianna shared with me a community project she conducted to create awareness about wind energy. Burnett engaged elementary students by having them help her make (something like) 10,000 windmills/pinwheels exhibited at the American Wind Power Center and Museum in Lubbock, Texas. I regrettably, missed this conceptually and communally rich wonderment of a spectacle.
So in our brief happenstance, she handed me her card. I quietly stuck it in my back pocket and when I anxiously retrieved it for the information, the glorious image below preceded me.
I couldn't wait to look through the rest of her work. and neither should you.

This reminds me of the work of Robert and Shana Parkeharrison, another favorite duo of mine. Which explains my instant affection for this tintype. Infact, I'm going to frame her card and pretend like I own this photographic masterpiece.
...perhaps I'll persuade her to sign it. {kidding}

Photography by Brianna M. Burnett.