From the Curator’s Perspective: Yellow Is
Yellow Is reveals the essence of a still moment in life, one that we often overlook and take for granted because of how busy and hectic our lives may be. The photograph speaks to the serene minutes of the early morning meal, just before the start of a busy day for most individuals when one can simply pause and take a deep breath. The clean, organized composition sets this apart from the other hours in life. The softness of the image gives it a sense of peace and warmth found in that comforting, consistent experience we rely on in our daily routines. It is a life becoming still, even if for only an instant. In her artist statement, Katie Murray describes this piece as being a part of certain times in our lives as remaining still. “These moments are often evoked by something as simple as a scent, shape, sound, or color.” Moments like this are with us every day and are unmoving and unchanging in their existence in life, instilling calmness and a stillness within all of us. They are a constant in this rapidly changing world.
For more information about this work, visit the artist’s submission. Visit this blogpost to learn how A Life, Still was curated by twelve college students in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art.
About this Curator
Brie Warrington is working to receive her BFA in Graphic Design and Art History minor at East Carolina University. She enjoys exploring the impacts of design for social innovation as well as gaining experience in
photography in order to tie other media into her design work. She believes that designs leave lasting impressions and she strives to meet this goal in her work.