When I found out the theme of the Community Art Show Exhibit was going to be “Zoom In,” I immediately knew that I wanted to do something with photography, partially because zooming in with a camera would be a very literal, easy way to accomplish the task, but also because I had wanted to do something with photography for a while. So, I set out – not really knowing what I wanted to photograph, but nonetheless undeterred. I spent the next few days searching out for different things I could use, but I struck gold when I found a mug that had dried-up hot chocolate powder in the bottom. From there, I developed a theme of things that were circular in shape, and began looking for interesting things that fit that description. I eventually found four other objects that I could use, all of which went across a color gradient (from red to yellow to black). The objects that I eventually wound up using are (from top to bottom), a vase mouth, the aforementioned mug, another vase, the inside of an old camera lens, and a dirty electric stove.
~ Truman Ruberti ’16