During the early phase of quarantine in the summer of 2020, photographer Rosie Brock (previously featured here) temporarily relocated from her home in Athens, Georgia, where she is an MFA Studio Art Candidate and Instructor of Record at the University of Georgia, to her parents’ home in Virginia. She began to explore her “newfound domestic space and cloistered lifestyle” by subtly constructing scenes of her family members, with an emphasis on her younger sister, Lily. At the end of July, Brock returned home to Athens to resume her graduate studies, but returned to Virginia over the course of the year on academic breaks. The resulting body of work, spanning from May 2020 to May 2021, was created episodically, with each consecutive season operating as a chapter. “As such, a sense of languid temporality is of particular importance,” she explains. “The progression of time is accentuated by images that testify to the transformation of the environmental setting. Rather than the typical connotation of ‘coming of age’ in regard to adolescence, the work ruminates on the process of growing into new stages of adulthood, late-middle age and early twenties respectively.”
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