Cafe Gallery

Photographs by Serena Hoffman

photo by Serena Hoffman
Photo by Serena Hoffman

This month in the farm store Cafe, enjoy photographs by Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School senior (class of 2017), Serena Hoffman. This work is a result of her senior project.

Artist’s Statement:

As a senior who has been learning at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School since kindergarten, the senior projects have been something I have looked forward to for years. My senior project is a collection of 20 digital photo portraits, which are an exploration of what it means to be eighteen years old. I asked the subjects of my photos, who range from the ages of six to ninety: “What does it mean to be 18?” Their responses shaped this project, and how I think about the age which I currently am. The combination of photography (which is an art form I have loved for years), portraits, and a short interview to accompany every photo, create a project that has both challenged me and taught me, and is a culmination to my education at Hawthorne Valley.