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MARY TORTORICI


T-Shirts; Pulaski County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Shoes; Barren County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"



Clothesline; Casey County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"



Sheets with Shadows; Laurel County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Billowing Sheets;
Lincoln County, Ky

Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Black Clothes; Casey County, Ky Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Dollhouse; Evona, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Clothespin Bag;
Lincoln County, Ky

Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Window View of Clouds; Madison County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Two Women; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Statues with Car; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Girl with Basket; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Girl on Bench; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Staues in Field; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Statues with Jesus; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Statues; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Garden Chair; Madison County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Green Chair; Pea ridge, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Wind chimes; between Jumbo & Miracle, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"



Birdhouse Tree;
Rockcastle County, Ky
Archival digital print 32" x 28"



Refrigerator; Evona, Ky
Archival digital print 32" x 28"


Chairs, Car & Boat;
Madison County, Ky

Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Front Porch
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Swans & Chickens; Evona, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Raspberries; Lincoln County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Horse Topiary; Winchester, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Topiary Yard; Winchester, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Rabbits; Estill County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Rags
Archival digital print 32" x 28"


Statues with Van; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Horse and Cow; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Horse and Cart; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Statues by Trailer; Hart County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Swing Set; Boyle County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


New White Undies; Madison County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Fountain; Pea Ridge, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Pants and Socks; Lincoln County, Ky
Archival digital print 28" x 32"


Bird Bath; Pea Ridge, Ky
Archival digital print 32" x 28"

About the Artist

Mary Tortorici, an Associate Professor of Art and Head of Photography at Eastern Kentucky University, has been a photographer for more than 30 years. Her color photographs chronicle unusual yards and scenes she discovers while traveling the back roads of Kentucky. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale University School of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art. She has received numerous awards and grants for her photographs, including a Ford Foundation Grant and a Film in the Cities/ McKnight Fellowship. In 2004, she was a recipient of the prestigious Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowship Award.

Artist's Statement

I set out to find some redeeming value in the mundane of vernacular American culture and to include in my photographs its symbols and iconography. I continually redefine a place in the world that strives to unite incongruent aspects of our culture and the natural world. The landscape and our visibility in it are constant reminders of our values and how we wish to make ourselves be known; what we are willing to build, buy, discard, neglect or preserve. The objects and activities of people and nature are left as a measure of these hidden driving forces.




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