Shed is a homonym, or multiple-meaning word, where words can have the same spelling and usually sound alike, but have entirely different meanings (e.g. shed storage, shed tears). Beginning in kindergarten, children learn to use context to determine which meaning of a multiple-meaning word is correct in a sentence.
Shed is both a noun and a verb.
1. A place to keep things in storage, like your gardening tools or a car.
2. To rid oneself of something or someone.
S.H.E.D. is a project looking into multiple meanings of a chosen project site - an abandoned car painting booth. This former paint-splattered garage is left to the open natural elements to sun bleach graffitti, car paint, pigeon feathers and droppings under a roofless ceiling over time. Open to the elements, light shafts create patterns across the cinder block wall. The reflected sounds of my own movements make me hyper aware of my presence in a space formally occupied by both men and birds.
S.H.E.D. is a location of urban decay over time, but it is also an idea of ridding oneself of preconceived notions of beauty and presence. Man made structures reclaimed by nature and animals, while reflecting the mark-making presence of both.
Wynne is always looking for boundaries, tells and slippages indicating a time, a location or a presence. Working predominantly within digital media she challenges herself by shooting nature and urban environments without the use of additional lighting equipment, thereby working within the challenges and cycles of the ephemeral natural world.
24" x 30" full colour print on 4' x 6' white fabric or paper; small wht. LED light;
blk/yellow bird seed; white feathers; red cinder block; red thread, red push pins
#2 & 3 – photography
16" x 20"; Lightjet; unframed; pony clips and red pushpins
#4 - GIF video loop
Short animated GIF as a projection OR ipad/small monitor
S.H.E.D. 1 (photo component of installation) © 2019 photo: wynne palmer
S.H.E.D. 2 © 2019 photo: wynne palmer
S.H.E.D. 3 © 2019 photo: wynne palmer