Joshua White, Wings, digital scan/print from lumen print
American, b. 1982, playing from Boone, NC, USA
Joshua White is an artist who uses photography, sculpture, mixed media and digital technology to address questions of memory, presence, loss, and personal histories. His works range from traditional photographic images to sculpture and installations, circling around the idea of what we have lost, what we try to save and protect, and why.
Originally from Indiana, White received his BFA in Photography from Northern Kentucky University, and his MFA in Photography from Arizona State University. His work has been shown in numerous group and solo shows nationwide. He currently lives and works in Boone, NC, where he is an assistant professor of art in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University.
Thoughts on the Telephone process
The process was difficult at first, because I had a desire to get the answer “right.” After a while, I let go of that idea and just realized that, like any artwork, my feelings and interpretations of the piece I was responding to were valid and played into the piece I created. It was an enjoyable process overall. It raised the question and the realization that I try to relate to students all the time, which is how much the viewer’s interaction with a piece completes the artwork, and how important that interaction is.