Crash (Bike Accident)
Marc Sirinsky (BFA 1997)
My work taps into my journey from a troubled upbringing into adulthood. At once representational and abstract, the fleeting nature of our own memories and unique personal histories are at the heart of the images I make. This image is from a series of microscopic photography created by taking "samples" from the neighborhood I grew up in. Each specific location and corresponding sample is pertinent to an event or memory from my childhood. But under the microscope, these materials also take on a more universal, and in some cases even cosmic quality, drawing a relationship between the individual and our common humanity.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.