M. Micajah Truitt

“Balance”


ARTIST STATEMENT

This artwork comes from a body of work that I call: Passages From The Kite Chronicles. During this body of work, I tapped into my curiosity about the outward projection of fantasy through play and the transformation of physical objects into the realm of fantasy. I think back to my childhood when a log laying on the ground became a sailboat riding the waves in an ocean of grass. I am interested in how adults project fantasy, and how they look to a bystander in the “real” world who catches the person playing. To the bystander, a kite that doesn’t fly may look futile. To the pilot, he or she still believes the object can fly.

ARTIST BIO

Micajah Truitt currently lives, teaches, and plays in San Diego, California. He is a Professor of Photography at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California. He received his B.F.A. from T.C.U. in Fort Worth, Texas. Then, he received his M. F. A. from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. When Micajah can get away from art and teaching, he is also a climber, a skier, a mountaineer, and involved in Search and Rescue. Micajah believes that fantasies come true and that the impossible is possible.

Selected by Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography at the Harn Museum of Art.