Jennifer (Cartolano) Moore

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Cupcakes and High Heels; Thanks A Lot Francis Bejamin Johnston , 2011 Photograph 18 X 24 © Jennifer Cartolano Moore
Introspection, 2011 Photograph, Digital Composit © Jennifer Moore
Bus Stop, 1AM Photograph © Jennifer Moore
He Wears Their Footprints on His Heart Photograph © Jennifer Moore
I AM, 2011 Photograph, Digital Mixed Media 18 X 24 © Jennifer Moore
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Governors State University, 2005, MA, Photography
pop, modern, traditional, photography, digital

My work is an appendage of myself; little arms and legs that belong wholly to me, of which I find difficult to live without. It is a very difficult thing to put my images outside of myself; for fear that they cannot breathe without me; for fear that they will stop living; for fear that I may stop living. As a mother must watch her children as they become independent and separate from her, the time has come for me to let go of my work; allowing it to find its own way in the world.

For a good deal of time, I felt that my work was separate and independent of my “other” life…my family. Today, I feel quite differently. I feel a portion of my artistic strength lies in what I know inside and out; my children, my family, and my experiences juggling motherhood, a career and my art. I have stopped resisting. I have caved. I have embraced this fact and I feel I am a better artist for it.

I am interested in emotions and experiences that influence our behavior. Birth, death, sexuality, culture, gender roles and religion play a pivotal role in shaping our lives. It is my intent to explore these commonalities through my photography to better understand humanity, motherhood, womanhood and myself.

-Jennifer Moore, Photographer, Artist, Human Being