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Artist's Reflection

I started making a daily Instax photo—a straightforward, film-based image-making—for the first time in longer than I can remember.

With every other aspect of life being forced into magic glowing rectangles, and with my own need to spend hours a day staring at my screen as I finished and prepared to defend my dissertation, the need to make things in more tangible modes became acute.

So I threw myself into kitchen experiments, making masks and making a single image each day. I usually write code or work with words. Even when I do work with photographic images, they are usually abstracted or mediated in some fashion. This has removed that veneer.

— libi rose striegl, MFA EDA ’15

libi rose striegl has a PhD in intermedia arts writing and performance.

We invited artists from Duke's MFA EDA community to share work they have made in response to the coronavirus crisis. See the full "Home & Away" collection here.