Shari Wilkins

I am a visual artist who focuses on photography to represent relationships among individuals and things. My work results from the combination of rigorous research and the search for a narrative which examines the constructs of multiple truths and fiction.

My work invokes the form of the archive using typology to classify relationships according to patterns, history and psychological factors. I focus on our temporary existence by examining the people, places and things, interior and exterior, through the usage of antiquated photographic processes. The work visually explores the balance of opposites in an attempt to capture the tension of a world riddled with paradox. Incorporating my fascination with scale, vernacular photography, the photo booth, along with family documents, x-rays and ephemera, my work conveys a narrative about impermanence.