First of all, Bloom is about subtle matters around us. It’s my interpretation/performance of invisible connections the World consist of. As we are not able to see things out of the visible spectrum, but can learn to feel it. So I try to transform my feelings of those connections on the surface of the image.
The second idea is a kind of my relation with tendencies in contemporary art movement. Nowadays the “idea” of your art is more important than the visual part. It’s not as important as the message you try to announce. This tendency leads to the simplification of art. If earlier artists worked trying to create the visual side amounting their idea, trying to built equal powerful combination of the message and artist’s decision how to realize it, now everything seems to be a little bit easier.
Weakening leads to” the world of ideas” in photography excluding the fact that photography first of all is visual art. Isn’t not just about documenting but about speaking with a viewer using visual language. In BLOOM I put visual part on the first place, I tried to speak with a viewer using colors, forms, combination and not with a description. Bloom doesn’t push a viewer to some special idea, doesn’t push to see something “you have to see”. No borders in perception. Everyone is able to use their own feelings to understand what is this series about. People used to build relationships with everything using only thinking process, but are out of practise to listen and trust their feelings. We lose connection with a very “part of us” language which is the only language that helps us to communicate to each other, to the world,universe and even ourselves using no words. polinawashington.com