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Illustrating life - Alumni Profiles
September 2012 Issue
The cover photograph of Sarah Hobbs’ recently published book focuses on an empty, unmade bed with dozens of Post-it notes hovering above it. Each floating yellow note details a source of anxiety that would leave any occupant sleepless. The title of the photo: “Insomnia.” It’s a perfect illustration of how Hobbs (AB ’92, MFA ’00) takes a common affliction, conceptualizes it in a 3-D installation and then gently pokes fun at it through her elegantly composed, large-scale photographs. In her book, wryly titled Small Problems in Living, Hobbs explores a range of psychological states of mind—phobias, neuroses, foibles, compulsions, quandaries, fixations, angst—with a signature twist of humor. Hobbs spent two years compiling photos for the book, which was published in Milan, Italy, and is soon to launch a book tour through her gallery, Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta. Hobbs’ book presents some two dozen depictions of interior lifescapes. Her photo “Indecisiveness” shows a room covered in color samples from the paint …
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