Our Ticket Out, Hopefully
When I created this photo-based composite image, a pandemic of any sort was the last thing on my mind. The artwork was inspired by the tension between a marquee sign at a train station, “Your Ticket Out,” and a nearby iron fence. (The passerby was just conveniently walking on the other side.) Fast forward three years and the same image seems apropos for our situation today, with the hope that the vaccines will free us from living pandemic lives—if we play our cards right.
Copyright © 2021 Steven Bennett
Steve Bennett is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based visual artist. He began taking photographs more than 40 years ago, in the age of film, and transitioned to digital photography in the late 90s. Today, in addition to taking and making traditional street, macro, and landscape photographs, he creates photo-based abstract composites designed to take viewers on fanciful flights of the imagination through virtual realms. His work has been displayed in numerous juried exhibitions, and at Google’s Kendall Square, Cambridge offices as well as various technology, biotech, and financial service companies in the Boston area.