VMPA Senior Thesis

Alissia Soto-Phillips


Artist Statement 

Without the ability to actualize an idea or concept, art would not exist. My work is a representation of a mysterious journey in multiple settings. This journey seems to be prolonged or never ending which sometimes correlates to how life is a journey through itself and that it comes with many obstacles along the way. However, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get better over time but my work helps show how this journey can progress through different states which mainly, it can be a mystery with the different twists and turns that come to be. This not only shows how a journey is a part of my story of progression but that this is a way of how I’ve made that journey feel so surreal to the viewer that is seeing it. The art of Photography is a way of opening that realization to its viewer and if one stops and reflects on these photographs of mine for just a moment, I will know I have succeeded with my work.