We are pleased to introduce Stephanie Brunia—an artist based in Iowa City, Iowa, who work using the fragile medium of photography.
Thursday’s Child is a true intimate personal work embracing the view of the Stephanie’s father aging. The project serves as a a balm for the “anxieties about impermanence”, as described by the artist herself.
Directly, Stephanie's aim was to visualise the finitude of her relationship with her father. Yet, naturally as she began to venture on this topic, she came to the point of where she created universal story on “remaining present and learning to bear witness to all that makes us universally human”.
“We are aging flesh. But the flipside is that we are also creatures that seek connection and understanding from one another—making the aging flesh a place of anxiety for many as it is a reminder that our connections and our lives are but mere moments in the vast expanse of deep time,” she explains further.
Photography becomes a ideal content medium for a conscious artist, who Stephanie definitely is, to explore on those topics. It allows to stop the time for a single moment and save, that what deserves to be saved.