A selection of photographs from Potter’s Laws of Nature series (2004-2005). Through her images, Kristine Potter addresses our ideas of “nature” and our relationship with it.
Potter’s subjects are often depicted indoors set against nature-inspired wallpaper and prints, in front of a fireplace and sometimes with potted plants or flowers in the room. These raise questions about the meaning of bringing such things into our homes. In other images, her subjects are found in a forest or a body of water, bringing to question how we feel when outdoors. In Brian with the Lucky Cat, her subject stands on the pavement, another human construct and the line between his world and the lush green growth of ‘Nature’ behind him. Her intention is to, “[…] describe a certain psychological moment in each of the sitters as they blend in, interact with or respond to their environment.”
Kristine Potter was born in Dallas, Texas in 1977 and raised in rural, central Georgia. She attended The University of Georgia where she earned a B.A. in The History of Art and a B.F.A. in Photography. Following University, Kristine moved to Paris, France where she lived and worked for several years. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of several fellowships and grants including the Larry Kramer fellowship for Gender Studies. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Photography from Yale University and currently resides in New York City.