Shaw Osha
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Hospital Polaroids
Because of the privacy act, the hospital where I have worked no longer takes Polaroids of patients- parents with newborn babies-some single, some sixteen, some homeless, some addicts, some Starbucks Frapaccino drinkers. I ended up with two grubby binders full of these pictures from 1997 and ’98. From the drawings I made blurred photographs that began to take on something less specific but more aggregate. Then I drew them again with spray paint. The project revealed something about time and the enigmatic, removing detail through the coalescing and blurring of drawing and photograph.