School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition 2021
Julie Snyder Mixon is an Associate Professor of Photography at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. She received her MFA in Photography from East Carolina University and a BFA in Photography from Barton College. Julie specializes in alternative processes and explores the combination of analog and digital photographic processes and has exhibited her work regionally, nationally and internationally.
The title Envelop(e) is a play on words as the physical piece is an envelope while the idea behind the work takes on the definition of “envelop”. As an artist who is also a mother, it seems that themes surrounding motherhood naturally work into my art. Envelop(e) is the result of works completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a time when, like many other mothers, I was spending time at home juggling a full-time job while taking care of my children. The envelope in the piece represents a form of shelter or protection, something which was on the forefront of my mind during the pandemic. The image was transferred to the envelope by using hand-sanitizer, which somehow seemed appropriate and meaningful to use at the time.