The White Maze
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA; Galerie Thérèse Dion, Montréal, QC; Private collection
Photographic Installation, Chromogenic print, Models

Chromogenic print, 48 x 84"


Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Cambridge, MA, 2008
Esther Choi & Jeanie Riddle, Galerie Thérèse Dion, Montréal, QC, 2007
Group Show, Galerie Thérèse Dion (Espace 2), Montréal, QC, 2007
Décalage, The Parisian Laundry, Montréal, QC. Curator: Jeanie Riddle, 2005

The White Maze

The composite image was created by photographing painted artificial plants in numerous arrangements with a large format camera. Afterwards, the images were digitally woven to create a maze-like spatial and perceptual experience of indeterminacy and disorientation. As a meditation on the experience of being engulfed and lost in whiteness, the image critically adopts pictorial conventions of East Asian landscape painting to engage with understanding alienation on a phenomenological level, and broader questions pertaining to how territories and spaces have been colonized, imaged, and experienced throughout history.


Harvard Graduate School of Design
The Parisian Laundry, Montréal, QC