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I AM SERIES

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I Am Series
I Am Series
Series of 12 4x5 large format photographs
2005 (to be printed 2019)

The I am Series is a performance project exploring mental states of being, of the human capacity for assimilation, acting, pretending and empathy. Becoming nature, a creature, industrial waste. For this series I mocked 'method acting' by purposely buying clothes from Goodwill stores to match or reappropriate myself as the object or idea I intended to become. So with becoming a poppy mentally I wore an orange jacket with hood for the flower and green pants for the stem. The series was also meant as an emotional release during a difficult emotional time for me, allowing myself expanded consciousness while my mother was in her final stages of breast cancer.

I am Poppy
I am Grass
I am Joshua Tree
I am Leaf
I am Mud
I am Panther
I am Reed
I am Stream
I am Rock
I am Rain
I am Tree
I am Waste
© Fred Mugford