Isabella Quinn Rodriguez
University of California - Santa Cruz

Art statement:

In this body of work, I wanted to investigate the photographic medium of storytelling through a series of photographs similar to the work of Director Chris Marker in La Jetee. The story I am telling is one that has been passed down for generations in my family about my great-great grandmother,  Luisa, who gets a visit from a spirit who tells her it's her time to go. She asks for more time and gets everything in order with her husband Placido. I took the photos with lighting that gives a poetic and sweet meaning but also used other techniques to represent the mystery behind the Spirit that visited her. I don't want the story to be one of horror that will scare people, but a tale of love and acceptance of death when it’s your time to go.