Entry Title: "Custom Built"
Name: Meghan Duda , United States
Category and Expertise: Other_ARC|Other_FA, Non-Professional
Entry Description: Beginning in the 1950s the American middle class exploded and the nation struggled to house the growing, young families. Inspired by manufacturing processes, fabricated neighborhoods began to pop up, offering homes that assembled quickly and efficiently to meet rising demand. The introduction of mechanization and mass production to residential construction has a profound affect on the American vernacular, which is the focus of this body of work. The series combines analog photographic tools with digital cutting technology to create images that extend beyond the two-dimensional image plane, becoming sculptural objects reacting to space and light.