In her latest body of work, Chris Lujan combines different elements to explore the idealisms and innocence of childhood and how the games and activities we engage in as a child inform and shape us as adults. Lujan explores the relentless and unfulfilled desire to fully return and immerse in the rawness, power and clarity of childhood and the reality that our play, dreams and aspirations as a child, which were quite real at the time, were rooted in a paradigm that was as fleeting as a summer’s day.
Using a series of documentary photos of her family, Lujan revisits images that have long lost any sense of “truth” and use them as a guide to tell a new story. Combining different mediums, she creates layered images that stand alone as singular pieces, as well connect into an intricate storyboard of insights and raw emotions.
Chris Lujan received a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. She currently has her studio practice in Ferndale, MI.