Piece description from the artist
No was captured on the streets of Baltimore during one of my long walks. The vacant building had old advertisements on the boarded up areas of it. I believe it speaks a lot about Baltimore and urban living, as well as the idea of wearing down a person will. The textures on the surface with the afternoon light hitting it is what drew me in to explore the urban space. I hope the viewer takes time to look at it for the aesthetic qualities as well as the social commentary.
Cassandra has been working with the photographic medium for over 15 years. She started out straight out of undergraduate working with one of the largest studios in the outdoors industry in the Ozarks. Cassandra always had a fasciation with light and light theory, and enjoyed using natural light to capture the subject. She found her love for photography early in college, because it was the perfect balance for her of science and art. It was in New York that Cassandra started working as an educator in the arts while continuing her work as a professional photographer. She received her Masters in Art Teaching at the School of Visual Arts and her certificate of teaching for k-12 grades.Cassandra uses her expertise in photography, theory, and history in the classroom. She is still freelancing and creating fine arts abstract photographs. During her time in New York, she found her love for the surface. She is passionate about the pedagogy of art, using the photographic medium to develop higher-level intellectual and creative skills. In 2008, she moved to Baltimore to receive her MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art, while working as an educator and artist. She enjoys watching the young artists grow into professionals. Presently, Cassandra is working as a photography, video, and digital arts educator at Severn School. She gets inspired by taking long walks in the city, and helping with community projects in southwest Baltimore.