SACI Alum, Adrien Broom (Spring 2003) photographs new project in Wentworth Woodhouse, UK

Adrien Broom, from the series "BEING"

Multimedia artist Adrien Broom (SACI Alumna, Spring 2003) just travelled to the mysterious and beautiful Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire, England, for a photo shoot to develop her new project, Being. Find out what she has to say about this new photographic project.


This project aims to explore one’ connection to the self. The location, Wentworth Woodhouse, exemplifies how vast, beautiful and daunting each of us are. We light our own way through life’s journey, most of the time through dark unknown halls and countless doors that seem to never end. It can be a lonely and frightening journey, yet always embedded with beauty as we explore our relationship with ourselves, other people, and how we fit into the world around us.

Simply put, this is a story of being.

Broom comments that, “Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire, England, is the most incredible location I’ve ever had the honor to create in. The house became a character in itself. We were able to be immersed within it by living and working there, it is an experience I’ll never forget. I created the glowing dress in these images by sewing LED lights into a costume.”

“As per usual, all of these images were made with hands and love, not Photoshop. I will be returning for chapter two, and a short film at the end of the summer and can’t wait to share the results with you.”

Adrien Broom lives and works in Brooklyn and is an artist with a penchant for the bizarre and beautiful. She received a degree in computer animation from Northeastern University and studied fine art at SACI in Florence and art history in London. Broom’s photographs have been featured in numerous exhibitions in Connecticut and New York City, as well as in the American Dreamers exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence in 2012. The exhibition Envy is organized by the Hudson River Museum and curated by Bartholomew Bland, the Museum’s Deputy Director.

See more images of Adrien’s work on her Flickr page or her website:

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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