pigment print with embroidery, colored inks, 22x16", 2019, $500
From the project "Approximating Infinity," in which I explore photographs of the sublime (this image is a found photograph of the explosion of Mt. Sinabung) by contrasting images of chaos in nature with man-made patterns, this one in fluorescent inks and embroidery floss.
All humans tell stories, whether confiding their deepest secrets to a friend or creating figures out of the stars in the sky. The images in my work come from a variety of places: the internet, magazines and catalogs, television, or are shot both in and outside of my studio. I work with photography as my foundation, building on top of it with collaged and drawn elements. I’m drawn to the endless ways the vocabulary of different media can be used to delineate, contrast, and expand one another, creating multi-layered pictures that examine personal, environmental and social issues.
Originally from Los Angeles, artist Randi Ganulin received the Javits Fellowship for her graduate studies in photo-based media, earning an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. Her work is included in the collections of the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Griffin Museum of Photography, as well as many private collections. A graduate of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Boot Camp, she has completed three commissions for public art projects in the past two years, including the 2017 Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, and Shunpike Storefronts. Ganulin teaches part time at DigiPen Institute of Technology.