Joyful Tune

The script from Pocahontas typed on a typewriter.

Average size 8x20

I’ve always been interested in how we imagine things in our minds. And at this moment, I’m curious how we build models of people or cultures if we haven’t witnesses them first hand.

The image we have of unvisited cultures is often built by pictures and stories we encounter. But what if the people sharing those stories haven’t had direct experience with those cultures either. What then?

This series, Joyful Tune, was created by bringing together the script of Disney’s Pocahontas and the photographs taken by Edward Curtis.

Each image was planned by hand and then sketched onto a sheet of paper. That paper was fed into the typewriter and the script typed over it. The sketch was then erased.