Tyanna Buie

Region: Midwest

Website: http://tyannajbuie.com/home.html

City / State: Detroit, MI

 Inspired by positive and negative experiences that come with the foster care system, I was fortunate to find my voice, creative vision, and a connection with the outside world through the remaking of images extracted from photographs.

Photo-based images, family memorabilia, and documents sourced from family members allow me to revisit and revive previous impressions of the past. Through a nonspecific order of occurrence and a theatrical illusion of reality, the images begin to manifest as exaggerated and inconsistent accounts. The use of traditional narrative and non-narrative aspects of storytelling is prevalent throughout my work, which allows me to challenge my family’s past in an attempt to reimagine the future through fragmentation.