Jillian Freyer is originally from Connecticut and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Jillian completed her BFA in photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design spring of 2014. Freyer received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship for the 2013 Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Stephen D. Paine Scholarship of the Copley Society and has had work featured in various publications and continues to make work in New England. Today we share her series For You to Sleep on The Tree Tops.
As it Approaches, 2013
Single File Beneath the Falls, 2013
For You to Sleep on The Tree Tops
I fear I’d forget the heat of the summer if it never came, or the smell of pine needles a month into autumn, phenomena we barely notice until they pass us by or are somehow unattainable. As in the moments waking from a sleep, sometimes we are able to recall and make note of them, others are forgotten.
Feeling Fogged, 2013
The Red Robe, 2013
I photograph people and environments from a perspective of being in an indistinct time and place—rather than relying on a geographical locality and what we think we know of it. I want these photographs to be palpable, to engage from within, reliving the photographs through one’s own understanding and experience. I’m making these photographs through the practice of living vicariously through another—as Margaret Atwood says, “I write as if I’ve lived a lot of things I haven’t lived.”
Euonymus Brook, 2013
Star’s Sheppard, 2013
The Flood, 2014
Being Quick Enough, 2014
The Sleep, 2014
Something Wild, 2013
The Island, 2014
Winded Woman, 2014
To view more of Jillian’s work please her website.