Assemblages Sculptures Sculpture/Collages
The W A T C H E R S Credo & Quietus Beauty in the Beast Suburban Carnage Curious Instants 084 Hand/Eye Los Santigüeros Fallen Giants 13 Moving Spectacles The Magic Bench Unsightly Behaviors The Artful Adventures of Mango and Blue
Lorem Ipsum Sailing Over A Cardboard Sky Quipu My Hidden Mother Three Blind Rats Las Tapadas Collages The Gremlin's In The Kremlin
Swedish Faves The THES Radical Gems
The Magic Bench

    In 2009 in Lima, Perú, I began the process of creating my own backdrops and figuring out how I could become “una fotografa ambulante.” I read about early itinerants in their accounts, paying attention to their tips and tricks. One thing I learned that was extremely helpful was to stay in the same locale for a long period of days or weeks, as those who passed by would become familiar with one’s presence and find one less intimidating or strange. I used some of the same phrases they used on their backdrops and created my own as well. I used one, though spelled incorrectly, “Majia e Ilusion,” to create a space with magic and illusion and, simultaneously, allowing the space outside and backdrop setup to show, to reveal the real moment. It became theatre. 

© Liese A Ricketts