Extended Present, 2021
8½ x 11" Archival pigment print
6½ x 7¾" Image size
Edition of 22
Each print includes a certificate of authenticity, numbered and hand-signed by the artist.
About the Image
This image is an extension and a remnant. It is about a languishing. A prolonging of the time that we think of as now. A deep sense of mourning. A feeling of longing. It’s about the beauty that’s inherent. The potency of the living. The collective unforgiving. It reveals to me the delicacy and uncertainty of events that make up my one precious life, that make up many. Like a poem. This image is a moment. Distilled into crystalline form, elegantly fixed, completely fragile, ephemeral.
Meg Griffiths was born in Indiana and raised in Texas. She received Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Texas in Cultural Anthropology and English Literature and earned her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has traveled nationally and internationally and can be found in various collections such as Center for Creative Photography, Capitol One Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Her book projects, both monographs as well as collaborative, have been acquired by various institutions around the country such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Duke University Libraries, Museum of Modern Art, University of Virginia, University of Iowa, Clemson, Maryland Institute College of Art, Ringling College of Art, and Washington and Lee University, to name a few. She currently lives in Denton, Texas where she is the Assistant Professor of Photography in the Division of Visual Arts at Texas Woman's University.