Jenny Riffle - Limited Edition Print (II)
Artist: Jenny Riffle
Title: Smoke Break, 2011
Size: 11 x 14 (sheet)
Print Type: Archival Pigment Ink Print
Limited Edition of 30
This is a benefit edition and it supports both the artist and the Photo Center's programs.
ABOUT THE WORK
Riley grew up in rural eastern Washington. As a child he read Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and decided he wanted to be like those mythical boys. He wanted a life full of treasure and adventure. Riley started smoking a corncob pipe, wearing a straw hat and even went to school barefoot until he was told not to. He got his first metal detector when he was eleven and to this day he continues to seek treasure in the dirt, in sandy beaches or even looking through a handful of change for wheat pennies and real silver. In my project, Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting, I have been following Riley out on his hunts and photographing the objects he collects. I explore the line between documentary and fantasy as I photograph in Twain's spirit, looking at the objects Riley finds, what drives him to continue and the mythology of the treasure hunting persona.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jenny Riffle was born in Washington State in 1979. She recieved her BA in photography from Bard College in 2001, then her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in 2011 where she recieved an award for her project Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting. She was selected for inclusion in The Collector's Guide to Emerging Art Photography, published by the Humble Arts Foundation in 2009 and her work has been featured in the Photo Center Northwest's annual photo book as well as numerous publications including The Stranger and Visionaire. Riffle is currently living in Seattle where she teaches at the Photo Center Northwest and continues to exhibit her work nationally.
* Printed with archival inks on high quality archival fibre-based paper with a luster finish.
* Print is signed, dated and numbered by the artist on the verso.
* Print is unframed. Photo Center NW is happy to arrange framing for your print, we work with the best framers in town and get great prices. If you are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.