Maddy Stocking

Common Buoyant or Nothin At All
Common Buoyant or Nothing at All



Over the course of 2019, when I went on walks, in various places, I began taking pictures of construction materials. Each of the materials seemed related, just sitting there together, not yet taking any particular planned form. Placing them against the backdrop of bodies of water or sky (another accumulation of images over many months or years) gave them a different emotional weight that felt really cathartic to me. They are translations of inner tension, the many parts of ourselves that are perpetually becoming. Our self constructions, wanting to feel a certain weightlessness within the paradoxes of navigating the world.

Each is a digital collage using photos taken from my phone or 35mm film. You can find the rest of them here on my website.

Contact & Editor’s Note

Open Concept, 2020