Title

Gallery View

Creator

McAusland, Chloe

Studio Specialty

Photography

Series Title

Conservation of the Mnemonic

View

Installation

Year

2014

Work Type

Photography

Material/Technique

Archival Pigment Print from 4 x 5 in. Ilford Film

Artist Statement

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” Ansel Adams
Photography and conservation go hand in hand in my eyes. Not only conservation of the physical place a landscape photographer chooses to capture, but the memory and experience of being there. After a brain injury I was left with a fading long term memory, meaning photography personally goes much deeper than simply capturing aesthetic places. Instead my work acts as a memory aid, helping me retain cherished experiences in the places I feel most at home. Akin to my most idolized photographer, quoted above, I feel at home fully immersed in nature. My work aims to offer the viewer an experience of viewing nature through the lens of my life, a duality of conservation, both physical and mnemonic.

Annual Collection

Work Type

Citation

McAusland, Chloe, “Gallery View,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed May 25, 2015, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/4507.