b. 1998, United States
Digital photograph on paper
24 in x 36 in.
Nana is a part of a four-image series that Tori Scott began working on last semester. This photograph along with the others reflects a painterly approach to photographing digitally. After spending time with her grandmother, she realized that her self-sufficient grandmother’s health was rapidly declined. Inspired by her grandmother’s independence despite her health issues she decided to document some of her day-to-day moments while living alone. The artist states “being that my grandmother has always carried herself as a prideful and elegant woman, I wanted to capture her true essence. Nana highlights the beauty of aging in a society that is often centered around the idea of youthfulness.”
Tori Scott is a senior in the BFA program at Florida International and is graduating this fall. Her overall body of work is made up of photographical series and portrait paintings. The most common themes are capturing intimate moments, black culture aesthetics, and family.